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John_Wayne
12-10-2004, 01:32 PM
This is
LONDON
10/12/04 - News and city section

Police called to Santa rumble

By Daily Mail

Police called to a mass brawl found an army of Santas punching and kicking each other.

Officers had to use batons and CS spray to quell the fight in the centre of Newtown, Powys.

Four were hurt and there were five arrests.

The battle of the Santas followed a 21/2-mile charity run involving more than 4,000 people dressed as Father Christmas. Some of them are believed to have overindulged in alcohol after crossing the finishing line.

The fun run is expected to benefit up to 200 charities and it is hoped that it will exceed last year's total raised of £80,000.

Organisers believe they have broken their own world record for having the most number of Santas in the same place. Last year a mere 3,200 took part.

PC Gareth Slaymaker, community safety officer for North Powys, said: ' Behaviour like this justifies the reluctance by the police to extend the licensing hours for public houses and bars for this type of event'.

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Hydrae
12-10-2004, 01:41 PM
I pity any kids who saw this happening. :shake:

John_Wayne
12-10-2004, 01:57 PM
Obviously, the soccer hooligans thought it would be funny to infiltrate the annual Santa run.

Brando
12-10-2004, 02:13 PM
I'd like to see a brawling manger like on "Curb Your Enthusiam"