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Rudolph to the rescue! Police officers helped by festive friend

Police officers called out to move a fallen tree off an A road had some surprise assistance from a festive passer-by.

A man dressed as Rudolph the Reindeer was driving through the South Gloucestershire village - towing a trailer instead of the customary sleigh.

And he quickly showed he was willing to help more than Father Christmas...

'Rudolph' poses for a photo after helping PCs Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

‘Rudolph’ quickly offered to help PCs Steve Dexter and Cheryl Aucott, unhitching his trailer and towing the tree out of the road.

We were ‘deer-lighted’ when ‘Rudolph’ arrived to help us out. We were very grateful for his assistance in clearing the road and more than happy to pose for an ‘arresting’ photo in return!

– PC Dexter

The officers had time for a quick posed photo with the reindeer before he had to get back to work on Santa’s Christmas preparations.

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Do you know where Rudy the reindeer is?

Can you help find Rudy? Credit: Wellesley Park School in Wellington, Somerset

A school in Somerset is asking for YOUR help to spot Rudy the missing reindeer.

The reception classes (called Elmer and Gruffalos) at Wellesley Park School in Wellington were sent Rudy the trainee reindeer by Father Christmas at the beginning of December - but now he's gone missing!

The children have made posters to try and find him.

Children from the school are making posters to help find Rudy Credit: Wellesley Park School in Wellington, Somerset

The teachers at the school are asking for help using Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #findrudyreindeer .

Rudy must be found!