‘Police Navidad’ as Father Christmas makes a special visit to Bedford

Father Christmas visits Bedford with Bedfordshire Police

Father Christmas has been visiting Bedford’s boys and girls for the last couple of weeks, to make sure they’re all being good and check what presents they’ve asked for.

He also took time out of his busy schedule to speak exclusively to the Bedford Independent.

Father Christmas has been helping Bedfordshire Police to spread some festive cheer across Bedford over the last few days, ahead of getting ready for his whirlwind trip delivering presents to children across the world.

Speaking the Bedford Independent, Father Christmas answered burning questions from local children.

They wanted to know everything from how he relaxes on Boxing Day to what part of a Christmas dinner he liked the most. You can hear his answers in the video above.

He also said he recognised how hard this year has been for a lot of people and he hopes he can help make this “the best Christmas ever”.

He ended his message asking everyone to look out for each other and to be kind for each other. “Look after your brothers your sisters, care for one another.

“Be kind and care about one another.”

Christmas tour of Bedford

Father Christmas made the special visit to Bedford thanks to Bedfordshire Police’s Bedford Community team who invited him to tour the area.

They asked him to join officers on special policing patrols as many children won’t have had a chance to see him this year due to coronavirus restrictions.

For the past two weeks, he’s been joining the Bedford Community team on patrols across Bedford Borough.

“This time of year is such a special time of year for families and we are aware that because of the local restrictions in place at the moment, we are all limited in doing some of the Christmas activities that we would normally enjoy, and for a lot of children, this would be a visit to see Father Christmas,” said Inspector Sam Hunt.

You can follow the Bedford Community Team on Twitter and Facebook and see more videos of their festive patrols by following #FestivePatrols.

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