Posted: Tue 11th Oct 2016

Caerphilly Man Fined And Left With A Criminal Record After Taking Part In Clown Craze

This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Oct 11th, 2016

On Friday 7th October 2016, Gwent Police received reports of a man dressed in a clowns outfit intimidating children outside St Cenydd Comprehensive School in Caerphilly. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Yesterday (Monday 10th October 2016), an 18 year old man from Penyrheol, Caerphilly was issued a Fixed Penalty Notice and fined £90 for a Public Order offence. This will now go on his criminal record. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Chief Inspector Paul Staniforth reiterated today: “Gwent Police will not tolerate such behaviour and anyone seeking to cause distress and potential harm to anyone will be dealt with. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“In this case, not only is this man out of pocket, he will now have a criminal record which will impact his future, including any job opportunities. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I hope this result sends a strong message to anyone thinking about taking part in this craze, that their five minutes of what they may think is fun really isn’t worth it. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Please be mindful and just think about the impact this is having on the public and police resources, not to mention the consequences for yourself and others.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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