Child safety message re "clowns"

The Police Safer Schools Lead has today issued the following advice:

 "We are aware of the current trend in America of people dressing up as clowns, which has reached the UK and received some publicity in the media.

We have a received a very small number of reports relating to this phenomenon, here in Cheshire, and we’re also aware of rumours that are circulating on social media.

While we appreciate Hallowe’en is just a short time away, scaring people – especially children and vulnerable people – in this way is completely unacceptable and could constitute an offence.

Anyone who sees any suspicious activity, or who have been intimated or upset but his behaviour, should call Cheshire police immediately on 101."

A number of pupils in school have been quite anxious about reports in the news.  We have spoken to all classes to reassure them and to share the advice.