Ulster Unionist Councillor Darryl Wilson has called on those responsible for local “killer clown” pranks to stop their irresponsible actions immediately
Cllr Wilson said :
At this time of year lots of people like to dress up for Halloween, over the past few weeks we have seen news reports from across the world where people are dressing up as “killer clowns” to intimidate and scare people, causing distress to people within our communities, particularly the young and the elderly is completely unacceptable.
On Friday afternoon in Ballymoney a group of teenagers thought it would be clever to dress up as “killer clowns” and brandish a knife at children in a local park.
Incidents such as these will not be well received or taken as a joke in most cases.
Those responsible may feel that their actions are harmless, however they are causing distress to others while putting themselves in harms way too. I would strongly urge those responsible to put an end to this threatening behaviour immediately”
The PSNI are aware of the incidents.