Yorkshire police officer 'gobsmacked' after burglar reports victim for 'upsetting' him

A West Yorkshire Police officer has taken to social media to share his surprise over a turn of events involving a burglar in his patch.

By Alex Evans
Saturday, 5th October 2019, 11:40 am
Updated Saturday, 5th October 2019, 1:22 pm
A burglar reported a victim to police because he felt 'upset'
A burglar reported a victim to police because he felt 'upset'

The sergeant, who gives his name only as T Green on Twitter, said he was 'gobsmacked' to find 'one of my burglars' has reported a crime.

He said in the post that the burglar has been challenged on social media by someone who thinks he has stolen her handbag - and he feels 'upset' as a result.

The post said, in full: "Gobsmacked to find one of my burglars has reported a crime.

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"He's been challenged on Social Media by someone who thinks he's stolen her handbag. She wants it back or she's reorting to police. He's "Upset". #Really?#PolicingShipley"

Another officer, naming himself as PC Johnson, added that the man is a 'convicted burglar'.