‘Killer clown’ spot­ted at Brunel Univer­sity cam­pus

Stu­dent safety ‘taken ex­tremely se­ri­ously’

Harefield Gazette - - FRONT PAGE - by Alexan­der Ballinger alexan­der.ballinger@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

AFTER re­ports of ‘killer clowns’ across the USA, it ap­pears the craze has now come to the UK with yet an­other sight­ing – this time in Lon­don Brunel Univer­sity.

An alarm­ing im­age has emerged of a clown in Uxbridge hold­ing what ap­pears to be a chain­saw on the univer­sity cam­pus, the lat­est in a string of events which have wreaked havoc across the coun­try.

In a state­ment, se­cu­rity op­er­a­tions man­ager Terry Vass said: “Some­one dressed as a clown and car­ry­ing what ap­peared to be a chain­saw was seen on the cam­pus on Satur­day night.

“Although we can’t con­firm whether the chain­saw was real or not, we take such in­ci­dents and our stu­dents’ safety ex­tremely se­ri­ously.

“Brunel’s cam­pus is pa­trolled by se­cu­rity teams 24 hours a day and is mon­i­tored by more than 400 CCTV cam­eras, which we are now ex­am­in­ing.

“We will con­tinue to work with po­lice to iden­tify the in­di­vid­ual re­spon­si­ble.”

The Metropoli­tan Po­lice said they have not re­ceived any re­ports of in­ci­dents in­volv­ing clowns in Lon­don as yet, but urge peo­ple to come for­ward if there are any in­ci­dents.

There have been a num­ber of re­ported clown sight­ings across the UK, with peo­ple dress­ing up as clowns and scar­ing peo­ple.

If you know of any clown sight­ings in west Lon­don, please send in pic­tures or videos to lois. swin­ner­ton@trin­i­tymir­ror.com.

n IN­VES­TI­GA­TION: A CCTV im­age of the ‘killer clown’

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