A Skegness police officer has said he was verbally abused in a supermarket by a member of the public for buying his dinner.
PC Dan Healey was in uniform when he was abused and took to social media on Friday, January 5 to share the incident.
He said: “Police officers are human too and also need food to survive.
“I’d help you in a heartbeat if you needed us not because of my job but because I’m a human who cares.”
His post on Twitter saw dozens of people jump to his defence.
Sorry to hear that, rest assured these 'people' are in the minority !
— Vinnyman1 (@VinnymanOne) January 5, 2018
Thinking things through before speaking (or at all) is not the fashion these days.
— Matthew Walton (@maw) January 5, 2018
The town’s MP Matt Warman described the abuse as “inexplicable”.