Residents in a sleeping English village have become embroiled in a bizarre row – over a pair of frilly knickers.
The saucy underwear was hung out to dry on a washing line by grandmother Rozamund Perrin, 65, who lives opposite a primary school.
But the offending pair were promptly whipped off the line by the un-named resident who then posted them back through her letterbox with an angry, handwritten note.
The knicker nicker, from Stokeinteignhead, Devon, wrote: “It is totally inappropiate for this type of garment to be displayed opposite the village primary school.
“There are members of this community that would welcome a halting of this.”
An image of the offending knickers – and the accompanying letter – were posted by Roz’s daughter Charlotte Wilkinson on Facebook.
It has prompted a flurry of responses, poems and even other women to post their smalls to OAP Roz as a message of support.
In the post a shocked Charlotte labelled the as-yet unnamed villager a “prude.”
And Charlotte said the row – which has been dubbed knicker-gate – has left her family fuming.
She said: “Feeling shocked. Seriously the small-minded prudishness of this village is unbelievable.
“My mum found this note and her knickers posted through the door this morning.
“I didn’t know there was a law against hanging your knickers on the line?? The prude can’t spell either.”
Stokeinteignhead has a population of just 700 and its amenities include a primary school, pre-school, a community shop and one pub The Church House Inn.
Among those to comment on the post was James Hannaford who wrote: “Omg this is so funny. So they saw them from a distance, climbed into private property, took them without consent and wrote that..
“As a neighbour I’d be more worried if underwear wasn’t washed. Loving that the village has a pant patrol.”