Man reports seagull to police for stealing sandwich


A man called 999 to report a seagull for stealing his sandwich.

The call was one of thousands received by Avon and Somerset Police force yesterday.

The police tweeted: "Call from man wanting to report a seagull stealing his sandwich. Sometimes there are no words... #ASP24 (sic)."

The calls were highlighted by Avon and Somerset Constabulary as examples of "inappropriate" use of the emergency service, as part of a 24-hour tweetathon by officers showing what they deal with on a day-to-day basis.