Santa threatened with spatula by offensive Exeter cafe owner
Police have ordered Mr Martin to remove the poster. Police says the message is in breach of Section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986.
Mr Martin says:
“It was a joke. Everyone I know took it in the spirit with which it was intended. I didn’t think it was particularly controversial until the police came calling… I was told that a complaint had been made and the poster was considered to be offensive as a Section 5 offence.”
It Santa being threatened with a spatula offensive? Might it be worse? Says Mr Martin:
“I’ve put up a replacement now where the spatula is replaced with a Christmas tree…”
Chantelle Houghton approves this message…