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Boy, 12, chased by man dressed as clown near pitches

The incident happened at Barlia Football Pitches in Castlemilk, Glasgow.

By STV News

Published 13 Oct 2017.

A 12-year-old boy has been chased by a man dressed as a clown in Glasgow.

The boy was at Barlia Football Pitches in Castlemilk when he was approached by the man who had his face painted like a clown and was wearing a wig.

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

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."