Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas Is Cancelled

courtesy: Metro
Police set up a roadblock and ordered residents to turn off their Christmas displays after a street was inundated with people coming to view them.
Authorities were concerned the influx of spectators was making the area unsafe after cars begun to block the roads around Hedge End, Hampshire.
The intervention left locals angry, with the winter wonderland-inspired light displays having originally been set up for charity.
‘Can’t believe people would complain about this! We have just been and it was magical and all for charity!’ wrote Facebook user Carly Hughes.
The police were alerted to the build-up of people in the area by a concerned resident and kept the roadblock up until traffic had cleared.
Officials allowed the 12 houses with outside lights to switch them back on once things had calmed down.
The annual display, which started a decade ago, has this year raised £25,000.

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