AN 'ALIEN' has been spotted in CCTV footage in a Herefordshire town.

But the otherworldly guest has a very good reason for visiting, it has been revealed.

Leominster based disability charity ECHO is holding its second colour fun-run, titled the ECHO Alien Colourfest, on Saturday, May 27, as part of the Leominster Festival.

While out and about filming promotional videos with guests and local sponsors for this year's 'out of this world' themed event, ECHO has acquired an unusual guest in the form of its own friendly alien, who has been spotted in CCTV footage.

Videos featuring the Mayor of Leominster, Councillor Trish Marsh, chief officer of ECHO Mike Cook, Leominster Priory's rector and others have all revealed the alien presence.

Ironically, the tagline of each video has been, "Don’t worry, there’s no such thing as aliens".

But ECHO are going ahead on Saturday undaunted.


Mr Cook said: “We’re really excited to be running our second Colour Fest, so come along on Saturday, have a run around, get some paint thrown over you, which is very safe, 100% flour and biodegradable.

"We will be giving all runners and walkers a pair of alien antennae to keep on theme and naming the paint stations after planets.

"Alien fancy dress is optional but welcomed – it promises to be a really fun day, the sun is due to shine and all proceeds will go to support the work of ECHO.”

The event has been sponsored by Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, Leominster Osteopaths, Leominster Rotary, Leominster Town Council, Lloyds Bank Leominster and Specsavers Leominster.

The event starts at 10am at The Grange in Leominster and will be officially opened by Trish Marsh.

And who knows? ECHO’s very special guest might make an appearance on the day!

Tickets can be obtained by going to or ringing ECHO on 01568 620307