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.