A giant game of hide and seek planned to take place at Glasgow's IKEA was scrapped yesterday after bosses called the police.

Thousands of people were expected to turn up to the Braehead store after a Facebook event was set up last month.

Over 2,000 people confirmed they were going on the event page, with a further 10,000 stating their interest.

But the game was over before it began after bosses caught wind of the social media event and called the police, expecting thousands to show.

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Facebook users in the event page reported being turned away at the door by officers stationed at the store's entrance.

One post said the cops were stopping everyone who 'looks like they are here for the hide and seek'.

It is thought police remained on scene until around 8pm.

Rob Cooper, IKEA Glasgow store manager, said: "The safety of our customers and co-workers is always our highest priority.

"We were aware of an unofficial hide and seek Facebook event being organised to take place at our store and have been working with the local police for support.

"While we appreciate playing games in one of our stores may be appealing to some, we do not allow this kind of activity to take place to ensure we are offering a safe environment and relaxed shopping experience for our customers."