An angry mum spat in the face of a Christmas elf after being told her child couldn't go in Santa's Grotto.
The woman was became irate when told she needed to book a spot to see Father Christmas at the Castlegate Shopping Centre in Stockton.
The incident happened during an 'autism hour' on Saturday, December 8 when lights and noises are dimmed and bookings for the grotto need to be made in advance.
Cleveland Police has confirmed it took place between 3pm and 4pm, and said it's working hard to identify the woman responsible.
- Inspector Mark Doherty, Stockton Neighbourhood Team said:
- Castlegate Shopping Centre Manager Karen Eve said: