There’s something VERY controversial about these Melbourne Christmas lights
Photo: Facebook, Hugo Court Christmas Lights
Police have shut down a much-loved Christmas light display in Melbourne’s south-east, claiming it was causing traffic issues in the area.
As heard on The Rumour File, residents of Hugo Court in Narre Warren woke to a knock on the door from police around 10.30 last night.
Resident Mark Morrison later confirmed the incident to Ross and John.
“I answered the door to a pretty rude police officer who asked if I have a permit,” Mark said.
“It’s my house, I didn’t know I had to have a permit to put up lights on my own property.”
Mark and the other residents were then ordered to turn off the lights, police claiming the back-up of cars was causing traffic gridlock.
There are 10 houses in the court which all have lights displayed, the area becoming something of a Christmas tourist attraction in recent years.