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Holidaymakers were branded 'racists' when they complained to staff about the children of Afghan refugees 'running riot' at Scarborough's Grand Hotel.
Coach-loads of migrant families fleeing the Taliban have been arriving at the iconic venue which was evacuated earlier this week in a bomb scare believed to be linked to their arrival.
Hotel guests say they have every sympathy with the 200 refugees staying there until they find permanent homes - but their children have disrupted their stay and caused havoc.
According to the complaints, unruly Afghan children are running in and out other people's rooms, screaming and shouting and setting off fire extinguishers,
The unsupervised youngsters were also said to be riding scooters all over the hotel, pressing all the buttons on lifts, causing damage, and 'intimidating' guests.
Visitors who complained to hotel workers about the disruption or requested an early checkout say they were stunned to be accused of racism by the staff.
Stunned guests have said they have been accused of being racist because they complained about Afghan refugee children 'running riot' in the Grand Hotel in Scarborough (pictured)
Two women from Billingham who requested a cancellation of their £338 stay from booking agent National Holidays say they were warned they would not get a penny back.
One said: 'Our concern is about safety and leaving things in our room, because of what we read about theft and kids running wild.
'By no means are we racist - I've worked with refugees, and it is not their fault.
'I totally agree they should have got out the country, but my concern is the company didn't inform us what the Grand Hotel was doing.'
TripAdvisor for the Grand Hotel, a Grade II listed building which was once the largest hotel in Europe, has been deluged with complaints about alleged conditions at the hotel and the behaviour of the children.
One woman wrote that after queuing for an hour to check in she and her partner went to their room and were shocked by what they found.
The Grand Hotel in Scarborough was the subject of a bomb hoax on Monday which is thought to be linked with complaints over the arrival of a large number of