Police investigate reports of 'creepy clowns' jumping in front of cars
Published 13/10/2016 | 19:34
Police are investigating reports of people jumping in front of cars in relation to the so-called 'creepy clown' craze.
It happened just before midnight in the Malone House area of Belfast in Co. Antrim last night.
Police spoke to two people in relation to the incident and enquiries are ongoing.
The 'creepy clown' craze has been sweeping the globe with people dressing up to scare members of the public
Fancy dress shops have been asked not to sell clown costumes to anyone they think might be a prankster amid the ongoing "killer clown" craze.
In response, the PSNI has issued warnings on Twitter that while 'killer clown' costumes are not illegal, crimes could still be committed, such as common assault - any act which intentionally or recklessly causes another to fear immediate, unlawful violence.