Mum slams ‘nosy neighbours’ after cops called over her children, 2, and 5, playing ‘naked’ in her garden paddling pool


A MUM has hit out at “nosy neighbours” after cops rapped on her door to ask why her kids were playing naked in a paddling pool.

Furious Beth McKenna, from Newcastle, spoke out after the two uniformed officers turned up with “concerns for the welfare” of Elizabeth, two, and Stephen, five.

Beth McKenna spoke out after the two uniformed officers turned up at her house
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Her two kids were happily splashing in a paddling pool
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Cops defended the decision to appear

The detectives found the youngsters happily splashing around in a sunlit paddling pool, according to the Newcastle Chronicle.

Beth fumed: “I think the police were embarrassed to be there when they realised why.

“There are people being murdered and stuff like that, this is what the police should be spending their time investigating – not this.

“They said they had to come around and were just doing their jobs, and basically laughed about how ridiculous it was.


“But I think I am a good mum and I was angry that somebody could make accusations about my kids.

“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.

“I mean, calling Childline or whatever for someone running around in a nappy – it is pathetic.”

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A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “We can confirm we received an anonymous report through the NPSCC of concern for two children at an address in Walker.

“Officers spoke to the family and had no concerns for the welfare of the children.

“The matter has since been closed.”

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