Northumberland residents and businesses have had a little visitor this December.

That is right,the Elf on the Shelf was back and as an annual many people's dismay, was causing mayhem before Christmas.

Now it is time for the elf to go back home until next year when he will reappear.

So we have asked Hexham Readers if they have spotted the elf during his stay and to send any pictures of what it has been doing.

See what this naughty little elf has been up to in different homes and businesses.