Police discover ‘8ft swimming pool with live sharks and artificial Christmas tree’ in Sussex front room

Police investigating a disturbance in Sussex were astounded when they discovered an 8ft swimming pool complete with live sharks and an artificial Christmas tree.

Tuesday, 12th October 2021, 11:03 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th October 2021, 3:16 pm

Inspector Darren Taylor said his team visited a house in Haywards Heath over the weekend amid reports of a disturbance, but they bit off more than they could chew when they discovered something fishy in the property.

He said: “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!”

Police were baffled to find an swimming pool complete with artificial tree and live sharks in someone's front room in Haywards Heath (stock image)

Inspector Taylor’s officers were unable to snap a photo but he told this newspaper he heard about the strange find during a team meeting when 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.”