Really? Well, no.
He had been drinking since 11am and then, at The Railway pub in South Street, Lancing, he threatened to burn the barmaid’s house down and was asked to leave.
When he refused, bar staff called 999. When he eventually left, they rang the police back to tell them he had gone so no officers attended.So the complainant cancelled the call. Not the police's fault.
He continued on to the Andreas kebab shop. There staff also called 999 after Hearsey got into a scuffle and a window was broken. En route to respond, officers were diverted to a cardiac arrest at Lancing Railway Station as the closest emergency service to a potentially life-threatening situation.So a potentially life-threatening incident took priority over the night's latest abusive drunk. Not the police's fault.
Meanwhile, Hearsey, still spoiling for a fight, carried on to The Farmers pub. When staff refused to serve him he threatened to cut a barmaid’s face off. Again the police were called – but again they were called back later when he left and no police officer attended.So the complainant once more cancelled the call. Yet again, not the police's fault.
At 8.15pm Mr Creasy called police to report an intruder was attacking him. Finally officers did arrive, then after advising Mr Creasey to lock his doors, they responded to earlier reports from Andreas kebabs and The Farmers and went in search of Hearsey, but did not find him.Cracking 'journalism' there, 'Argus'.