Labour’s (Ap) Geir Johnsen met a wall of scepticism when he phoned the police after his daughter on Utøya begged for help.
"The police didn’t believe me at all when I explained what my daughter on Utøya had told me. They informed me the children had only to call the police themselves if that was the case, even after I begged them to take me seriously," he told local newspaper Fremover.
Johnsen had to wait four minutes for his call to be answered. He snapped after spending two or three minutes in “frustrating” conversation with the police operator.
“I think I said something like ‘There was not much help available today, you f*cking bitch.’ I was then told that I should not call her a bitch, and I realized that there was no help available here”.
A police spokesman apologised for the incident but could not confirm whether it actually took place.
“If this is what happened, it is terrible,” said Hugo Magne Nilsen, head of the operations center at the CentralHålogaland police. “What was described shouldnot happen.”
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