Greater Manchester Police is warning offenders to be on their best behaviour this festive period or face the consequences.
Criminals across the region will receive a Christmas card warning them that they risk jail time if they misbehave over Christmas, with a tongue-in-cheek message to go with it.
Almost 1000 cards will be sent out containing the well-known M&S Christmas message, but this time with a twist – “This is not just a Christmas dinner… this is a GMP custody suite Christmas dinner”.
The message will run alongside a photo of a luxury Christmas lunch compared with a custody sergeant holding a standard custody suite meal. It’s followed by the warning that offenders will spend time in the cells if they break the law this festive period.
Superintendent Chris Hankinson, Branch Commander for Criminal Justice & Custody at GMP said: