Christmas card message for criminals

Police Christmas card Image copyright Cheshire Constabulary
Image caption The card urges known offenders to consider where they will be eating Christmas dinner this year

Police are sending specially-designed Christmas cards to prolific offenders, featuring an unpalatable-looking festive meal.

The cards carry the greeting: "Where will you be having Christmas dinner? Basic rooms available with Cheshire Constabulary if you′re naughty not nice!"

They will be hand-delivered to 300 of Cheshire′s most persistent criminals.

Officers will deliver the cards during routine checks on their progress.

Assistant Chief Constable Mark Roberts said: "Whilst the card is light-hearted there is a serious message behind it."

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