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Police attend reports of clowns in Blackpool Road

Posted on - 11th October, 2016 - 9:07am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Crime, Preston News
Sightings of people dressed as clowns and incidents involving them have been reported across the UK Pic: Hot Gossip

Sightings of people dressed as clowns and incidents involving them have been reported across the UK Pic: Hot Gossip

Police were scrambled on Monday night to reports the ‘killer clown’ craze had reached Preston.

Reports were made at 10pm on Monday (10 October) of clowns being in Blackpool Road.

Police attended and found no trace of anyone in the area.

It followed reports of people dressed as clowns in Ashton Park and Haslam Park over the weekend.

Across the UK police forces have been issuing warnings as the American craze reaches our shores.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: “We will not tolerate any kind of anti-social or criminal behaviour directed at any members of our communities. We are clear that this type of conduct will not be treated as a joke or prank; doing this to a stranger may cause alarm or distress.

“We would urge people to seriously consider what impact this kind of behaviour might have as well as whether what they are doing could lead to their arrest and a potential criminal record.”

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