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2 April 2014, 06:23
Cambridgeshire Police have received a number of reports over the past week of a man in Sawtry who has been seen wearing a clown mask.
The man has been seen in the street and also knocking on doors.
Police tell us it's part of a new 'craze' which is spreading across Social Media.
It's where people dress as clowns and attempt to scare others.
A Police Spokesperson said, "I am aware of reports in both Cambridge and Wisbech in recent weeks but from carrying out some internet research this morning, I have also seen reports in Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and the United States.
"At this stage, there appears to be nothing sinister in the motives of those taking part, however if they are reading this, I would strongly advise them to stop this activity now.
"We have received a number of calls this week from concerned parents and I am aware of disturbing rumours which are currently circulating the local schools. Given the level of local interest in this case, I will assure the public that we will take strong, positive action against those who we identify as being responsible-they are potentially committing offences under the Public Order Act.
"Officers from the local policing team will be patrolling in Sawtry this week to reassure the community and to deter further occurrences."