Police were called to a children's park on the outskirts of the city after a group of women hurled torrents of abuse at a father and son.

Felix Chivite-Matthews, who lives in Thorpe Hamlet with his wife and 10-year-old Francis, was visiting Pilling Park with his son on Thursday (August 31) when the incident happened.

The 56-year-old said: "We go to the park quite often, maybe once or twice a month.

Norwich Evening News: Pilling Park Community Centre, where the children's play park is locatedPilling Park Community Centre, where the children's play park is located (Image: Newsquest)

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"We went around on our bikes for a while and then Francis went on some of the rides, before seeing some of his friends and started playing with them.

"So while he was off playing I just sat on the swings waiting.

"There were a few girls nearby - two looked like adults and four girls - who started talking to me, asking what I was doing.

"They became nasty saying I was being creepy and calling me a 'paedo' and 'paedophile'.

"One of them pushed me off the swing and as I was walking away they threw their shoes at me."

Norwich Evening News: Felix Chivite-Matthews, 56, with his 10-year-old son FrancisFelix Chivite-Matthews, 56, with his 10-year-old son Francis (Image: Felix Chivite-Matthews)

As Mr Chivite-Matthews moved away from the park with his son and towards the basketball courts, things only began to escalate.

He added: "They then called over more youngsters who were at the other end of the park and they all swarmed around us saying that I was a 'paedo'.

"At this point I called the police, where an officer turned up pretty quickly, but the people had already left."

A police spokeswoman said: "Police were called to reports of anti-social behaviour at Pilling Park in Norwich.

"A man was a the park, with his child on 31 August at 5.54pm, when a group of children verbally abused him.

"The incident was recorded by police, but the victim did not wish to make a formal complaint so no further action was taken."

Norwich Evening News: The incident happened at Pilling Park around 6pm on August 31The incident happened at Pilling Park around 6pm on August 31 (Image: Google Maps)

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The incident has left Mr Chivite-Matthews worried going back to the park with his son in the future, saying: "It's put me off honestly.

"I'm also worried if any of the children go to the same school as Francis that he'll get bullied.

"It's a worrying example for the older women to be setting such an example for the younger ones."