THE walking dead will parade through Cirencester this Friday thanks to one resident hoping to start a new Halloween tradition.

Olivia Dovey is planning a zombie walk through the town centre and has attracted 280 people to a Facebook group publicising the event.

The plan is for the cadaverous crowd to gather outside the Parish Church at around 7.30pm for an 8pm start and then to walk around the town showing off their best zombie walks.

Although the route is yet to be confirmed the end is planned to be a pub in the town centre to quench the mob's terrifying thirst for beer.