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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

Police have warned people taking part in the killer clown craze to think before they go out and scare people. 

It comes after a 13-year-old boy dressed as a killer clown attempting to scare passers-by with a meat clever.

He spent 4 hours in Police Custody while officers dealt with the incident and was given strong words of advice from officers.

The 13-year-old was arrested on Tuesday, October 4, in Blakelaw and he was taken into custody by officers who also seized a knife he had been carrying as part of the fancy dress costume.

The youngster was questioned and released from custody later that evening when he was given a warning about his behaviour. 

Neighbourhood Sergeant Grant Urquhart said: “Carrying out these type of pranks may seem harmless but they can be very upsetting to the people they are targeting. 

“We are taking this seriously and I hope that anyone planning on copying this behaviour should know that we will arrest you and action will be taken. 

“We have made it very clear to the teenager arrested this behaviour is unacceptable. 

“Officers will continue on their regular patrols in the coming days and weeks which will include being visible in the areas where these  incidents have taken place.

“We would also like to encourage parents to know where your children are and what they are up to and keep an eye on any unusual behaviour. 

“There have been some concerns raised to us about online posts about similar incidents but we do believe these are American-based and don’t believe there to be a risk to our communities.”

Officers will continue on their regular patrols in the coming days and weeks which will include being visible in the areas where these incidents have taken place.

Anyone who witnesses a similar incident, or knows the identity of anyone else involved, should contact police on 101 quoting reference 1083 04/10/16.

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