Don’t get in­volved in clown craze warn cops

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Staff re­porter

Ruther­glen Po­lice are warn­ing peo­ple not to get in­volved in the ‘killer clown’ craze.

Although no re­ports have been made in Ruther­glen or Cam­bus­lang, In­spec­tor Jim Gille­spie this week said peo­ple dressed as clowns caus­ing dis­tress to oth­ers could be com­mit­ting a crime.

He said: “We are aware of re­ports of in­di­vid­u­als dressed as clowns in some ar­eas and there is a cur­rent trend of sim­i­lar in­ci­dents on so­cial me­dia.

“Whilst the in­di­vid­u­als in­volved in this type of ac­tiv­ity may con­sider it to be harm­less fun, any per­sons seek­ing to cause dis­tress, alarm or po­ten­tial harm should be aware that the po­lice will take ac­tion.

“If any­one has any con­cerns they should re­port the mat­ter to po­lice.”

The craze started in the US back in Au­gust and since then sev­eral re­ports have emerged - rang­ing from the bizarre to the down­right sin­is­ter.

The ac­tiv­i­ties which have been re­ported in the me­dia range from creepy char­ac­ters fright­en­ing peo­ple in pass­ing cars to more sin­is­ter in­ci­dents where peo­ple dressed as clowns have ap­proached school­child­ren .

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