A police force has come under fire for launching an appeal to reunite a woman with her Belgian chocolates.
The woman, who was returning from a holiday to Belgium, contacted Nottinghamshire Police over the weekend on the non-emergency number 101, to report she had lost her treats enroute.
The control room put the lady through to lost property at Central police station.
The force has posted an appeal on their Facebook page saying the chocolates have now been found and are urging the woman to get in touch.
The appeal prompted dozens of comments from angry social media users, who claim the appeal is a waste of police resources.
Many others expressed their support for the force.
In response to the comments Nottinghamshire Police wrote "Thanks for your comments everyone. To clarify, the lady who called in on 101 only wanted information on reporting lost property which we were happy to help with.There are no officers dealing with this - we're just looking to use social media to put two people in touch with one another.
"As for the post - two minutes to write and maybe it will brighten someone's day."