Fish clowns around in town centre

Charlie the Clownfish
Charlie the Clownfish

A TWO-metre-tall clownfish was spotted in the town centre this week.

The huge fish is making regular appearances at Priory Shopping Centre. However shoppers should not be too alarmed as the giant new arrival is actually Blue Reef Aquarium’s cuddly costume character.

Nicknamed Charlie, the bright orange, black and white mascot, is going walkabout over the half-term holidays to meet the public.

Blue Reef’s David Stock said: “Charlie’s making quite an impression on people and he’s becoming a familiar sight in and around town. He’s definitely hard to miss! He’s proving very popular, particularly with the youngsters who seem quite keen to give him a cuddle whenever they spot him.”