Teen fined af­ter Brunel ‘clown’ in­ci­dent

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A teenager ar­rested in con­nec­tion with sight­ings of a “killer clown” at Brunel Univer­sity in Uxbridge has been fined.

The 19-year-old has been or­dered to pay a £90 fine af­ter be­ing handed a penalty no­tice for dis­or­der.

The teen was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of a public or­der of­fence af­ter re­ports that be­tween 7.30pm on Satur­day (Oc­to­ber 8) and 1.30am on Sun­day (Oc­to­ber 9), some­one dressed as a clown was de­lib­er­ately fright­en­ing peo­ple at Brunel Univer­sity in Uxbridge .

At the time of the in­ci­dent, Brunel Univer­sity se­cu­rity oper­a­tions man­ager, Terry Vass, said: “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”

Ear­lier this month, the Met Po­lice made a num­ber of ar­rests fol­low­ing re­ports of “killer clown” sight­ings.

One man from Hayes has been charged with a public or­der of­fence af­ter res­i­dents in Hayes re­ported a per­son wear­ing a clown mask and car­ry­ing sus­pected firearm.

52-year-old Ge­orge Steven Wil­liams of Wood­stock Gar­dens, Hayes, is due to ap­pear in court in mid-Novem­ber.

At the time of the a “killer clown” in­ci­dents, com­man­der Ju­lian Ben­nett urged peo­ple to act re­spon­si­bly in the run up to Hal­loween.

He said: “Whilst we do not want to stop peo­ple from en­joy­ing them­selves it is im­por­tant that while hav­ing fun they re­mem­ber to act in a re­spon­si­ble man­ner and un­der­stand that they could be pros­e­cuted if a crim­i­nal of­fence is com­mit­ted.”

CCTV: A ‘clown’ scared peo­ple at the Brunel cam­pus in Uxbridge

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