Drug user phones police to complain about dealer

PUBLISHED: 17:03 18 December 2015 | UPDATED: 17:03 18 December 2015

Sergeant Richard Berns

Sergeant Richard Berns


In a bizarre phone call, one drug user has turned to Hackney Police to let off steam and report their dealer for overcharging them.

The audacious call was revealed by Sergeant Richard Berns, of Brownswood ward, who let his followers know a caller told police his dealer was ripping him off.

Posting the incident on Twitter, Sgt Berns said: “A caller just rang 999 to report their drug dealer keeps ripping them off and they’re fed up with it!”.

He also confirmed that no arrests had been made following the call.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Hackney Gazette. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Hackney Gazette