Glasgow takes to Twitter to #FreeSanta in time for Christmas

The jovial online campaign began after a prankster dressed as Santa was lifted by police for climbing on top of Glasgow’s famous Duke of Wellington statue.

Hundreds tweeted their outrage to @PoliceScotland with the #FreeSanta hashtag in a desperate bid to stop Christmas being cancelled.

And by lunchtime the hashtag was trending just behind Prime Minister’s Questions. No, seriously.

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