Stealing ‘attractive’ Santa outfits, operating off with Christmas timber, and sending abusive Christmas playing cards are simply one of the crucial festive-themed crimes that came about in Leeds final December.
Unique figures got by way of LeedsLive can disclose that 193 ‘Christmas crimes’ have been recorded by way of West Yorkshire Police in 2017.
The power recorded 34 counts of robbery which incorporated the robbery of a ‘Omit Attractive Santa’ outfit.
In this instance a feminine got rid of the outfit from a hanger. An partner put the hanger down the again of her trousers and each left the shop with out paying.
On every other instance, a mean-spirited burglar broke right into a development and stole quite a few charitable Christmas gifts plus an unknown sum of money from a charity tin.
Christmas wreaths and timber have been the objective of thieves on a number of events, in keeping with figures got beneath Freedom of Data.
Police have been requested to offer main points of crimes that came about the place the phrase ‘Christmas’ was once incorporated within the description of the offence.
In addition to the 34 thefts, there have been 22 instances of arson and prison injury.
Somebody set hearth to a plastic Christmas tree on a clinic ward which singed the branches.
On a separate instance, an individual at a Christmas paintings celebration changed into intoxicated, attempted to attack the eating place group of workers ahead of smashing a chair during the roof.
West Yorkshire Police recorded 96 counts of ‘violence in opposition to the individual’, together with attacks on the Leeds Christmas markets and the pelting of sufferers with Christmas baubles.
Some other crime was once reported to the police the place an abusive Christmas card, addressed ‘To the outdated biddies’ was once despatched to the sufferer. The cardboard additionally mentioned ‘Experience your final Christmas’.
A number of the different offences recorded by way of West Yorkshire Police incorporated seven ‘public order’ crimes, together with one the place a sufferer was once advised to have a ‘merry f****** Christmas’.
There was once one rely of a sexual attack recorded by way of police right through Christmas celebrations.
All police forces in the United Kingdom have been despatched Freedom of Data requests. Of the 34 that answered, some 4,576 crimes came about in December final yr that associated with the phrase ‘Christmas’.
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