Police helicopter 'spots Santa and reindeer' over Leicester


Thanks to modern technology, Father Christmas has finally been spotted flying through the skies with his reindeer - and National Police Air Service Husbands Bosworth were on hand to capture the moment.

Tweeting a picture that appears to show Santa in his sleigh being pulled by reindeer, NPAS Husbands Bosworth wrote: "We picked up an unusual heat source on the last flight? Santa? Could it be?"

According to the Daily Mail, the snap was taken at 1.44am over Leicester.

One user responded to the tweet, telling NPAS to "pull him for drink driving".

Another wrote: "I was trying for four years in security to get an image of the big man on cctv I'm jealous now."


As you may have guessed, the snap was a hoax created using Photoshop.

Metropolitan Police's helicopter crew also had some 'spotting' Santa on Christmas Eve. The team posted a photo of the view from their helicopter captioned: "#Santa Collision Avoidance System working well, according to the night crew..."

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