Sick thieves stole a decorative Santa from a grave in a Hartlepool cemetery.
The decoration was taken from Stranton Cemetery sometime between Wednesday and 4pm on Sunday.
A Cleveland Police spokeswoman confirmed the theft was being investigated.
"This was reported to us at 20 to six last night, that a light grey Santa had been taken from from a lady's daughter's grave, sometime between Wednesday and yesteray.
"If anyone has any information, they should contact Hartlepool police on 101."
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