A furious mother has appealed for an apology after a “nosey neighbour” reported her to police after spotting her children playing naked in their paddling pool.
Two uniformed police officers paid a visit to Beth Mckenna’s home in Newcastle in the UK, on Thursday, local time, after receiving an anonymous complaint.
Ms McKenna said her children Elizabeth, two, and Stephen, five, were happily splashing about - a cause for amusement from the attending police, she told Chronicle Live.
"I think the police were embarrassed to be there when they realised why (they were called)," she told the publication.
The mother-of-two said she was “furious” someone would take time out of their day to make “ridiculous” accusations about her parenting.
"Nobody has the right to say that and I'd like something to happen to whoever put the call in. And my daughter wasn't even naked - she had a nappy on.”
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), which took the complaint and informed the police, said it was a Northumbria Police decision to attend.
A spokesperson for the station confirmed officers had no concern for the welfare of the children at the home and had dropped the case since attending.
The NSPCC claimed it made thousands of referrals annually based on concerns of children’s welfare, including reports of neglect, physical and sexual abuse.
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