Police were called after a row erupted at a retirement home when a pensioner appeared to shout at youngsters for building snowmen on the grounds.
Officers arrived in two vans after an elderly person at Tatton Court retirement home in Heaton Moor, Stockport, Greater Manchester, called to report that children were involved in a war of words with residents about their wintry creations on Sunday afternoon.
Another resident, who asked not to be named, said the ‘fracas’ began at around noon after two snowmen appeared on the bowling green at the complex.
It is understood a pensioner left his home to shout at the children after taking offence at the snowmen being built.
The resident said the youngsters were involved in a ‘massive row’ with at least two other people about the snowmen being there and that someone later called police in a bid to calm the heated situation.
The resident, who took a snap of the snowmen, claimed
one of the policemen simply told one of the adults involved in the row: “Snow melts.”
They added: “I saw a man marching a youth across the bowling green, presumably one of the residents. They seemed upset.
The next thing, the police were there. Anything at this place upsets them.”
A spokesman for GMP said at least one person was seen ‘remonstrating’ with children playing outside at the retirement home and confirmed that police did attend.
No-one was arrested after the man apparently left his home to ‘tell the kids off’. It is thought the children were with their parents visiting a relative at the home and had been enjoying the snow outside.