21/12/2015 09:18 GMT | Updated 21/12/2015 09:59 GMT

Glasgow 'Drunk' Santa Rescued From Duke of Wellington Statue

It's fair to say that Santa was not in the best state when he made an early visit to Glasgow.

Dressed as the full Father Christmas, the man made a remarkable journey to the top of a horse-shaped monument in Scotland's largest city.

Onlookers clapped and cheered as what can only be described as a Santa-rescue-crane came to lift old St Nick from the Duke of Wellington statue.

Meanwhile one Twitter user posted a video of the incident online and people flocked to offer their not-so-sympathetic opinions of the 'drunk' Santa:

Santa riding the statue before the rescue:

According to local reports, police officers were quickly on the scene and the man came down from the statue, which is outside the city’s Gallery of Modern Art.

A police spokesman confirmed officers attended and the man was "spoken to accordingly".