Police investigate as group 'performs dawn exorcisms' on toddler

Police investigate as group 'performs dawn exorcisms' on toddler
Published: 2014 September 27 08:59:24 (9056 Views)
Police in London are investigating after a series of 'child exorcisms' are said to have taken place at dawn outside South Norwood Leisure Centre in Croydon.

People living nearby reported a string of incidents in the past month where groups of people surround a toddler chanting, 'Get the demon out!'

Witnesses also say the adults shout about 'releasing the spirit' during the 20-minute ceremonies, which take place between 4am and 6am.

It is claimed that the child is told to 'stand still' in the centre of a circle while the group chant and when they are finished, they drive off in their cars, putting the child in a car seat.

It is not yet known if the same child is present on each occasion or if they are different children.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police confirmed that officers had spoken the group on Thursday after being alerted to the suspected exorcisms by local residents.



He said the group were warned about how their actions could impact on the ‘wider community', but that there were no allegations of criminal behaviour.

'We are continuing with our enquiries to try and establish the identify of the child allegedly involved to ensure that there is no risk to their welfare.'

A local resident, who asked not to be named, said he had contacted the police after witnessing the incident on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

He said: 'The child is put in the circle as the adults start chanting about demons and spirits.

'I didn't get too close as it's all a bit odd, but I thought I should phone the police and let them know about it just in case this kid was in danger.'

Other residents are said to have contacted the police after being woken up by the chanting in the early hours of the morning.



Source - DailyMail

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