Glasgow boy, 12, chased by man dressed as clown

Barlia football pitch in Glasgow's Castlemilk, where a boy was chased by a man dressed in a smiliar manner to a clown. Picture: Google Map/TSPL
Barlia football pitch in Glasgow's Castlemilk, where a boy was chased by a man dressed in a smiliar manner to a clown. Picture: Google Map/TSPL
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A boy in Glasgow was chased by a man dressed like a clown, police have said.

The boy, 12, was at Barlia Football Pitches in Castlemilk when he was approached by a stranger wearing face paint and a wig that resembled a clown, STV reported.

The man had been standing alone nearby before approaching the boy at around 5.30pm on Thursday.

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The young boy, who was unharmed in the incident, ran to a family member’s house nearby and police were contacted.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “At around 5.30pm on Thursday, October 12, police received a report of a boy being approached by someone wearing face paint, possibly dressed as a clown, at the Barlia Park Pitches in Castlemilk.

“No criminality was established and advice was given to the reporter.”

In October 2016 a ‘killer clowns’ craze that swept the nation was blamed for stunts that included jumping into the road and stopping traffic.