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Police Find Sharks Swimming Around Christmas Tree In Someone’s Living Room

Claire Reid

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Police Find Sharks Swimming Around Christmas Tree In Someone’s Living Room

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Police in Sussex were shocked to discover a shark-infested pool slap bang in the middle of someone's living room.

Oh and if that mental image isn't quite surreal enough for you, there was also a Christmas tree in the middle which the sharks were happily swimming around. It's a bit early for that, guys.

Officers from Sussex Police were called out to a disturbance at a house in Haywards Heath but were surprised to find the home was also shared by numerous sharks, which were swimming around in a 8-foot pool set up in the living room.

Stock image. Credit: Alamy
Stock image. Credit: Alamy

Mid Sussex Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Darren Taylor posted about the bizarre call out on Twitter, writing: "Just when you think you have heard it all!

"Team attended a premises over the weekend, only to discover a 8ft swimming pool in the front room.

"In the swimming pool (apart from water) were small sharks swimming around and an artificial Christmas tree in the middle! I kid you not!"

As you can imagine, social media users were quick to crack a few jokes after the tweet was posted.

One person said: "I bet their Jaws dropped when they saw that."

Another wrote: "Was there any people there or were they breakfast."

While someone else added: "Please tell me someone started up the chorus for Baby Shark."

It was not reported what species of shark the officers found or how the owners came to be in possession of them.

According to the Mirror, officers will now be speaking to the housing association to see if the tenants lease allows them to keep the exotic pets.

Stock image. Credit: Alamy
Stock image. Credit: Alamy

Inspector Taylor, who posted under the username @InspectorDarren, has since deleted his Twitter account.

LADbible has contacted Sussex Police for comment.

These residents aren't the only ones to set up their very own home aquarium.

Earlier this year, homeowner Jack Heathcote revealed he had spent a whopping £20,000 converting his gaff into a giant aquarium.

Jack completely transformed his house with a network of nine super-sized tanks, including one in his cellar that is 7ft deep and holds 4,800 gallons of water.

The huge tank is home to 50 perch, rudd and tench, caught in a canal, and four huge mirror carp.

There are two more tanks in the cellar, as well as others in the living room, hallway and shed.

Upstairs, there are a couple of tanks in Jack's bedroom, connected by a tunnel.

Topics: Sharks, UK News, Weird, Animals

Claire Reid
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