Swimming pool with live sharks and fake Christmas tree found by police in front room

“When you think you’ve seen everything... ”

Police responding to a disturbance were shocked when they discovered an 8ft swimming pool with live sharks and an artificial Christmas tree in a front room.

Inspector Darren Taylor and his team made the strange discovery over the weekend (9 and 10 October) when they visited a house in Haywards Heath, Sussex.

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They were called to reports of a disturbance but bit off more than they could chew when they discovered something fishy in the property.

‘I kid you not!’

Inspector Taylor said: “Team attended a premises over the weekend, only to discover an 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!”

Inspector Taylor’s officers were unable to take a photo but he told the West Sussex County Times he heard about the strange find during a team meeting.

‘When you think you’ve seen everything’

One of his officers told him: “When you think you’ve seen everything – we went to an address the other day to deal with a disturbance.

“In the front room there’s this 8ft swimming pool – inside the swimming pool were fish – like small sharks – and an artificial Christmas tree.”

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