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Boy tearfully asks mum ‘is Santa going to jail’ after police break up Christmas grotto

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Boy tearfully asks mum ‘is Santa going to jail’ after police break up Christmas grotto

Source: Liverpool Echo. By Jenny Kirkham 9 DEC 2020


A little boy tearfully asked his mum if Santa was going to jail after police broke up a Christmas grotto.

Residents on Bartlett Close, in Maghullhad police called on them at around 6pm on Tuesday as they attended a “Santa Party.

Officers attended the street and said families could be seen queuing up with their kids to see Santa inside what looked like an enclosed, inflatable grotto.

Police said they issued advice to those at the party who left straight away when it was explained that they were breaking the rules.

No fines were issued but parents have said that children were in tears after police arrived and one little boy even tearfully asked his his mum "was Santa going to jail?".

The mum-of-one told the ECHO: “He was so upset and I think a bit worried.

“He asked 'if Santa was going to jail and if he was in trouble' so I just had to explain that it was a mistake and he had nothing to worry about.”

The same woman explained that those at the party thought they weren’t breaking the rules because understood when police asked them to leave.

She said: “What we are more upset about is that someone in our community, our neighbours, would grass us up.

“We wanted to do something nice for the kids and we thought this was a safe way to do it but to feel like someone would call the police on us is just a bit saddening.

“I’m sorry if we have upset anyone, but we were only trying to cheer everybody up and we didn’t mean any harm. The police understood that.”

One of the parents attending the event posted a message on Facebook, calling whoever reported the party “grasses”.

She said: “Everyone was fuming, kids were crying so sad families were devastated for there [sic] kids,” adding they had to put their kids to bed and explain why the police were called on Santa.

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THIS kind of thing is what just grinds my gears about this Christmas season and 2020 in general. People feel as though they have a personal authority to police and dictate to others how to behave and conduct themselves. If you don't like the idea of so-and-so having a Christmas party, stay away! NO one and I mean NO ONE has a right to dictate to another individual how he or she should live their lives. It's called 'Individual Civil Liberty' and it is endowed not by man but by God!

Cancel this, cancel that, and police it all.....Meanwhile we are destroying everything that makes us compassionate human beings. There is no compassion anymore except in bits and pieces here and there. Disgusting! Kids are being damaged and it's considered 'okay' because it's all in the name of health, safety, blah, blah, blah.

The lady in the piece apologizes for offending someone? NO!!!! They stuck their noses in and destroyed your good time. THEY should apologize to you!

Neil Simon wrote a line for his mother in Brighton Beach Memoirs, "Stay on your own side of the street. That's what they have curbs for". THIS needs to be exhibited.

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