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Uh oh. Santa's been arrested for climbing a giant horse statue

Well, no presents this year so.

GOOD OLD SAINT Nick, Father Christmas, Santa Claus, has been arrested.

Yes kids, Christmas is cancelled.

Only kidding. A man merely impersonating Santa was arrested today in Glasgow as he climbed up on the city’s Duke of Wellington statue while campaigning for children’s rights.

Look at the messer!


Police were called and the fire service even showed up to get the man off the horse’s back. While they hauled Santa off into the back of a police van, the crowd jeered at the crude injustice of it all.

Worry not, police have confirmed to the Evening Times that the man arrested was not the real Santa.

A spokesperson for the Scotland police told STV News, ‘A 51-year-old man has been served with a fixed-penalty ticket following an incident at the Duke of Wellington statue at Royal Exchange Square.’

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