Man arrested over “killer clown” incident at Brunel University

Following yesterday’s news that the Met will place additional officers on the streets in the run-up to Halloween, a teenager has been arrested after dressing as a clown and scaring people at Brunel University in Uxbridge.

The 19-year-old is believed to have been “clowning around” between 7.30pm on Saturday and 1.30am on Sunday.

He was arrested on public order offences, and has been bailed.

Students and others took to Twitter to express their fears. One user, named only as B, said: “Why’s there a clown at Brunel pls”.

User Colette, however, had other priorities. “All this Brunel clown business is pretty exciting for a first year Journalism student,” she wrote.

It comes after other incidents took place in areas as far apart as Latimer Road and Romford.

Yesterday, Commander Julian Bennett took to the press to reassure Londoners that bobbies would be out on the beat as incidents get more frequent in October.

“In the run up to Halloween it is expected that these types of incidents will increase but with the launch of our annual Autumn Nights campaign in the coming weeks Safer Neighbourhood Officers working in partnership with other agencies will be carrying out additional reassurance patrols and will be on hand for those who are especially vulnerable during this period.
 
“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,” he added.

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