Father Christmas was nabbed by Plymouth's community policing team when his 'sleigh' was found without an MoT. Santa was also given a parking ticket by officers as part of Op SMART, a policing scheme to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in Devonport and the west of the city.
During a fortnight this month 22 houses were searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act, resulting in four arrests for possession with intent to supply, six warnings/fines for drug misuse and further investigations into burglaries and handling stolen goods. A further six people were also arrested for other related offences.
The police team also worked in partnership with Trading Standards to seize over 300 potentially counterfeit items from a single car boot sale, as well as working to tackle bad driving and parking offences.
It will quickly turn cold this evening, with frost developing under largely clear skies, especially in eastern parts, according to the Met Office. However, it will begin to cloud over from the west through the early hours with rain arriving across the far south west by dawn. Minimum temperature -2 deg C.
On Boxing Day, rain in the west will spread eastwards through the morning, turning heavy at times. Winds will strengthen, with a risk of gales in exposure. Maximum temperature 10 deg C.
Outlook for Saturday to Monday: a cloudy start for some Saturday, soon brighter although a few showers are possible, perhaps wintry on hills. Thereafter, largely fine, but cold by day, very cold and frosty by night.
Avon & Somerset Police have issued some timely advice about how to keep your prized presents safe.
Samson the lion is spending his first Christmas in Devon after being moved from his previous home at Newquay Zoo. The seven year-old male is now staying at Dartmoor Zoological Park near Plymouth.
Samson was moved after failing to get on with a young lioness brought in from Longleat after his previous companion Connie died at the age of 18 in the summer.
His new enclosure is alongside that of Dartmoor Zoological Park’s lioness Josie so the two lions are able to interact through the fencing. If they bond well, the zoo will be able to keep them together in the same enclosure.
As many as 10 people were involved in a street brawl in Truro early today. It happened at around 4am on Kenwyn Street near Piero's Restaurant. Two people were arrested, both with injuries to the face. One was treated at the Royal Cornwall Hospital. Police are appealing for witnesses.
Emergency crews were called to a chimney fire at a house near Plymouth early this morning. Two fire engines rushed to the home in Yealm Park, Yealmpton to find a well-established blaze involving a wood burner.
The lintel of the chimney breast was badly damaged. Fire crews used ladders and specialist chimney gear together with thermal imaging cameras to make sure the blaze was extinguished. Nobody was reported hurt.
Father Christmas was not available for comment.
Festive snow fell in Plymouth - despite temperatures being well above freezing. Last-minute shoppers at Drake Circus saw the white stuff falling yesterday - thanks to special snow-makers. The machines brought in by the shopping centre were the same ones used at the Winter Olympics in Russia early this year.
Many of you have been getting in touch to share what Christmas means to you.
For some the religious significance is the important thing, while for others it's the food, the family or the day off work. Many of you are reflecting on what's important to you.
Here is a selection of your thoughts.
The Met Office has issued the following forecast for this evening into Christmas Day:
It will be dry with clear spells through the evening and night. Winds will ease, which with clear skies will allow a patchy frost to form. Minimum temperature 3C (37F).
There will be a chilly to start on Christmas Day, but staying fine, dry and cold. There will be plenty of sunshine throughout, and clear spells during the evening will lead to a widespread frost. Maximum temperature 9C (48F).
It will be cold and dry at first on Boxing Day, then turning cloudy, wet and windy later.
Heavy rain and gales are possible possible overnight and through Saturday. On Sunday it will be drier and colder.
Sedgemoor District Council says its first Santa Paws appeal has been a great success.