Great-grandad visited by cops after neighbour complained of ‘farting’ noises

| Updated Jul 24, 2018 at 3:13pm


Colin Mitchell holds the toy that forced his neighbour to complain


A GREAT-grandad was visited by police after a neighbour complained about hearing “offensive noises” — from a child’s fart machine.

Colin Mitchell, 75, was stunned to be warned not to press the blowing-off button too often.

The widower fumed: “What a waste of police time.”

His great-grandson Charlie, three, had been playing with the remote-controlled toy during a Sunday afternoon visit.

But he then got a knock on the door from the police, who said his neighbour had made a complaint.

Colin said: “If I had rung the police up on a Sunday they would have told me where to go for wasting their time. But they came to my door because Charlie was playing with a fart toy.

Colin's great-grandson Charlie had been playing with the remote controlled toy on a weekend visit.

“The police do an amazing job but it is ridiculous when they don’t have the manpower or money that someone can call them out for such a stupid job.”

The retired lorry driver, from St Albans, Herts, said it was the latest in a string of disputes with his neighbour of 25 years.

Colin, said: “All I can say is that on a Sunday, don’t break wind in front of that woman’s house because you are going to get arrested. She should be ashamed of herself for making such a big issue over a fart.

“I could understand if it came from real flatulence but it’s my little great-grandson. It’s highly amusing to young children.”

The neighbour declined to comment when approached by The Sun.

Herts Police said a police community support officer attended the incident on July 15 and “words of advice have been given to both parties”.

A spokeswoman added: “Neighbour disputes can have a detrimental effect on the quality of residents’ lives. We will always ensure those reporting disputes receive a proportionate response and are listened to.”

Source: THESUN