Police made a mecarbre and sinister discovery at Leicester City's Haymarket Shopping Centre today, one that will shock the entire city to it's very foundations.
After responding to a report from a member of the public, police cordoned off the animatronic nativity scene and Santa's grotto located next to Starbucks before evacuating the shopping centre.
Although police have yet to make a formal statement, several coroners vans were seen parked at the rear loading bay, each carefully loaded with a large black body bag.
A number of people who had been shopping in the Haymarket Centre before the police arrived said that they had not seen anything unusual.
A member of the public who had been buying a sponge at the Haymarket just days before told me that the raid might have something to do with some empty graves at a local cemetery police were investigating and the animatronic characters in the nativity scene looking so realistic.
The sexy member of the public continued, "Leicester are renowned for their shoddy nativity scenes. Last years was terrible. One of the wise men looked like a rapist and the baby Jesus was just a loaf of bread in a blanket. This year though, although the baby Jesus was still a loaf of bread, I thought Leicester had finally pulled it out the bag with no expense spared on the quality of the nativities puppets, but it looks like they just pulled them out the ground."