- The youths invaded the bowling green in Teignmouth, Devon armed with stones and chairs before singling out one of the elderly players who was reportedly then punched in the face
- ‘They came at him with stones and one of them even picked up a metal chair as they raced towards him. ‘He was hit in the face just because we wanted to enjoy our game
- ‘She took one of the lads down – and he wasn’t going anywhere after that. Another off-duty policeman went to fetch some cuffs.’
It is indeed hard to imagine such a thing ever happening. Read this Daily Mail story about seniors being attacked by teens on the green.