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11th Jan 2023

Police tell Harry to ‘stop slagging off’ Prince William and King Charles as Spare row engulfs Royal family

Steve Hopkins

Bromsgrove Police has been forced to apologise

Police have waded into the Spare row engulfing the Royal Family and ordered Harry to “stop slagging off” Prince William and King Charles.

The comment was tweeted in response to the Duke of Sussex giving TV interviews to promote his bombshell book where he said that he would like to have “my father and brother back”.

Prince Harry was quoted as telling the BBC: “I would like to get my father back, I would like to have my brother back.” Bromsgrove Police’s safer neighbourhood team referenced the interview and tweeted: “Maybe stop slagging them off??” The tweet – posted at 10.58am on January 3 – was quickly deleted but had already been seen and retweeted thousands of times.

Social media users remain split over the police tweet with some saying officers should spend more time “catching criminals”.

One said: “Fair play to police for saying exactly what everyone in Britain is thinking. Shut your gob Harold!”

Andy Howell said: “When the Bromsgrove Neighbourhood beat bobbies are sick of your whinging, you know you’ve gone too far Harry!” A

rthur Taylor wrote: “Harry should get back to being the dimwit we all knew and tolerated while police should get back to failing to investigate burglaries and muggings.”

Jess Knight added: “Maybe cops should spend more time catching criminals than trolling over-privileged poshos trying to flog a crap book?”

West Mercia Police said the tweet was sent “in error” and was “unprofessional”.

A force spokesperson said: “We’re aware of a tweet which was sent in error from a force account this morning.

“While this was unprofessional and is not what we expect from our officers, we are satisfied that this was a genuine mistake and no further action will be taken.”

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