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Friday, 29 August 2014

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Search for stolen Santa boots

A Crosscanonby couple are calling on a scamp who stole Santa’s boots from outside their home to take them back.

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COLD FEET: Margaret and Terry Harkins, of Crosscanonby, with their bootless Santa after thieves removed the size 11 Wellingtons belonging to Terry from outside the couple’s home at Christmas

Terry and Margaret Harkins placed their homemade Santa, wearing Terry’s size 11 Wellingtons, outside their house.

He was positioned looking over their garden wall, pointing to a snowman on an upstairs window ledge.

Along with reindeer, a crib scene and other festive decorations around the village, it helped bring Christmas cheer to residents and visitors.

Margaret, 68, said: “People brought their kids to see him. It was quite a talking point.”

But on Christmas Day the couple spotted that Santa’s boots had been pinched.

Terry, 75, said that if someone was so desperate for the boots and had knocked on their door to ask for them he would have willingly handed them over.

Margaret added: “I’d encourage the person who took them to bring them back so they don’t end up on Santa’s naughty list next year.”

Terry wears the boots to tend the garden but his hobby may have to be put on hold if his footwear does not resurface.

Margaret said: “We may need to wait and ask Santa next year for some new boots if the old ones haven’t been returned.”

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