Children left in tears after Santa is taken away in police van

Children left in tears after Santa is taken away in police van
Published: 2014 December 02 10:38:38 (9285 Views)
Children at an event in Aberdare, Cynon Valley, UK, were left in tears after seeing Santa get into a police van.

Parents who had taken their children to watch Father Christmas and his reindeer were furious at the stunt, which left many children in floods of tears.

Many thought they wouldn't be getting any presents with Santa apparently locked up.

Jade Hughes, from Maerdy, told Wales Online: "There were a lot tears. People couldn't believe it actually happened.

"My four-year-old cousin started crying saying, 'Santa can't bring me toys now'."

The 20-year-old said: "It was a fantastic event until a police van reversed the whole length of Market Street and took Santa away.

"It left a lot children upset because they thought he had been arrested.



"There was a lot of very upset kids thinking Santa wouldn't be around for them."

Jade said that choosing a police van to transport Santa from the event was a mistake.

"It was very professional until that happened – a great family day but we were very let down by this error.

"Santa was there with the reindeer waving in his sleigh. Really nice. Then the police van reversed, the side door was opened.

"He got up, walked to the van, jumped in and took off.

"Children started crying while some just looked on in disbelief. It was a fab event until then."

South Wales Police later confirmed Father Christmas had not been arrested and simply needed a ride home.

A spokesman said: "Santa obviously has a busy month ahead, so when he asked if we could provide transport at the end of his sleigh ride through Aberdare town centre to help him get back to the North Pole, we were happy to oblige."



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