Inquiries ongoing into Havering Santa Claus child snatcher
PUBLISHED: 14:18 15 December 2014 | UPDATED: 15:08 15 December 2014
Concerns over two people - one dressed as Santa Claus - attempting to abduct children in Havering are being investigated by police.
A post on Facebook saying the fancy-dressed man and a woman with a push chair had tried to snatch a child was shared more than 1,000 times, sparking fear in the community.
But Havering Police have had no reports of such incidents yet, although inquiries are ongoing.
A spokesman said: “At this time, there has been no reported abduction or attempted abduction allegations in Havering by anyone dressed in a Santa outfit.
“Inquiries are continuing and we would invite anyone with information to contact Havering Police by dialling 101.”