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Cheshire police enlist Santa to discover whose been naughty

From stockings to suspended sentences, Saint Nic is helping Cheshire Police track down offenders.

He's making a list, checking it twice, gonna find out whose naughty and nice, Santa Clause is hunting you down

He's making a list, checking it twice, gonna find out whose naughty and nice, Santa Clause is hunting you down

Date - 25th November 2016
By - John Toner - Police Oracle
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Cheshire Constabulary is hoping a ‘naughty list’ compiled by Father Christmas will help catch 'crims at crimbo' this year.

The force has signed up the world’s most famous jolly fat man to deliver a series of Christmas messages appealing for the whereabouts of offenders and suspects.

As part of the ‘All We Want For Christmas’ campaign the big man has taken time out of his busy schedule at this time of year to help Cheshire Constabulary out.

He said: “Of course, this is a very busy time of year for me and my elves as we get ready to deliver presents to all the boys and girls of the world.

“But when I heard that Cheshire police needed my help I was only too happy to oblige.

“I’ll be visiting all the good boys and girls in Cheshire in a few weeks’ time, but in the meantime I’ll be focusing on those who might not have been so good this year.

“I hope my messages will be seen and, together, we can help the police to deliver justice.”

The videos will be posted on the force’s Facebook and Twitter pages and the ‘naughty list’ will also be available to view on the constabulary website.

Superintendent Jon Betts, Head of Criminal Justice and Custody, said: “We regularly appeal to the public for information that can help us as we try to track down our most prolific offenders who seem determined to evade us. At this time of year, thieves are doing their own brand of shopping too.

“We’re having a little bit of fun but there is a serious message behind this campaign. Individuals who try to evade the courts are denying victims their chance to see justice done and this can often leave many of those affected by crime unable to move on with their lives.

“We remain committed in our pursuit of those who believe they are above the law - and ensuring they are held to account for the crimes they have committed.”

“The 'Naughty List' marks the launch of the Constabulary’s festive campaign. Other areas that will be covered over the coming weeks include serious acquisitive crime, robbery, burglary, car crime etc, public space violence, drink-driving, cyber-crime and domestic violence.”

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