AN "ANGRY" woman called the police because she missed out on getting a McDonalds breakfast because of a long queue.

Inspector Darren Taylor at Sussex Police said the force received a phone call at 11.30am yesterday from an unhappy customer in East Grinstead, who had been waiting to get a McDonalds breakfast at the Drive Thru restaurant in London Road.

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But unfortunately by the time she arrived at the Drive Thru window to place an order, the breakfast service was no longer available.

The Mid Sussex Neighbourhood Policing Inspector said in a tweet: "A call @11.30 this morning from an angry lady who stated that due to the queue at the McDonalds Drive Thru, by the time she got to the window the breakfast service had stopped and she couldn't order a breakfast.

"The lady was given words of advice about ringing the police."

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: "The upset driver contacted police - although thankfully not using 999 - soon after 11am yesterday morning.

"She had being queuing up at the East Grinstead McDonalds drive thru but because she had to queue, by the time she got to the ordering window it had gone past 11am and they had stopped serving the McDonalds breakfast and refused to serve her a breakfast.

The Argus:

"This of course upset her and she wanted us to speak to McDonalds about the situation as she felt it was unfair.

"We informed her this was an incident which she should take up with McDonalds, it was not a police matter and that we would not be investigating her complaint.

"On behalf of all emergency services, we always encourage people to contact us, whether on 101, 999, online or at our police stations, for advice and assistance on issues that we can help with.

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"In the case of the police than includes crime, accidents, missing or vulnerable people or other emergencies.

"But please do not burden any of our services with trivial issues such as fast food service."

McDonalds states on its website that its breakfast menu is available until 11am.

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Last month, traffic came to a standstill and buses were forced to divert because of queues outside the McDonalds Drive Thru in Eastern Avenue in Shoreham, which is metres away from a level crossing.

Some residents have complained that eager customers have been causing “heavy delays and unnecessary pollution” outside the site, and more than 200 people signed a petition calling on the branch to close.

The fast food chain said the queues are due to "additional measures to keep customers safe" during the pandemic.