THE child "exorcisms" taking place in South Norwood appear to have stopped this week.
Last week, the Advertiser reported how a group had been gathering on a street corner behind South Norwood Leisure Centre for almost a month, performing a mysterious ritual.
We witnessed a toddler standing in the middle of a group of adults beneath a lamppost on the corner of Enmore Road and Denmark Road.
The group, who had been performing the ritual between 4.30am and 5.30am every day since early September, was heard to loudly chant phrases like "get the demon out" and "in the name of Jesus".
When the Advertiser returned on Wednesday, there was no one there. An Enmore Road resident said she had heard less noise recently, but that her children had been scared of the suspicious activity.
The group were seen splashing water on the four corners of the crossroads they gathered on and had acted furtively prior to congregating on the street corner. It is not known where they come from.
A police spokesman said there had been no further complaints of strange behaviour since the group were warned by officers last week of the impact their activities may be having on the local area.