Cameron breaking bad? Manchester police offer to ‘have word’ with annoying narcotics criminals
The police service tweeted some helpful but possibly misguided advice, which was met with cruel mockery from the razor sharp wit of the British public, who quickly tried to drop the dime on high-profile celebrities, fingering them for drugs offenses.
The police tweet read: “Annoyed with your drug dealer? Tell us who it us and we’ll have a word with them for you.”
Annoyed with your drug dealer? Tell us who it is and we'll have a word with them for you.
— GMPUrmston (@GMPUrmston) May 18, 2015
The Twitter account, which posts crime updates from Carrington, Davyhulme, Flixton, Partington, Trafford Park, Urmston and Woodsend, saw its tweet gain nearly 3,000 retweets as users continued to spam the account.
Mines been treating me very well. Gave me a great deal on some grass @GMPUrmston
— Blake (@Leivatated) May 18, 2015
Some appeared to jokingly squeal on “literally the worst drugs dealers ever” who were “always selling under.”
@GMPUrmston Mine is actually rather reliable. Depends entirely on traffic, though.
— Matt Burfield (@mattissotrendy) May 19, 2015
Others tried to snitch on more recognizable public figures, such as Prime Minister David Cameron and giant chemist chain Boots.
— josh (@m4chinegun_) May 19, 2015
— ψ (@Joeseus) May 20, 2015