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Stop clowning around – Cheshire Police say clown craze is ‘completely unacceptable’

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, Oct 7th, 2016.

Cheshire police have issued a statement telling people to stop dressing up as clowns and scaring people.

The ‘craze’ like many before it, appears to have been ‘imported’ from the USA according to those who know about these things.

[miptheme_quote author=”” style=”boxquote text-left”]A search of Google currently shows over 750 clown related articles posted in the last few days[/miptheme_quote]

Fuelling “The Great Clown Panic of 2016” a raft of click inducing articles have been cropping up in the media over the last couple of days as all and sundry jump on the pre- Halloween creepy clown bandwagon.

The Cheshire Police statement issued today says:

“We are aware of the current trend in America of people dressing up as clowns, which has reached the UK and received some publicity in the media.

We have a received a very small number of reports relating to this phenomenon, here in Cheshire, and we’re also aware of rumours that are circulating on social media.

While we appreciate Hallowe’en is just a short time away, scaring people —especially children and vulnerable people — in this way is completely unacceptable and could constitute an offence.

Anyone who sees any suspicious activity, or who has been intimidated or upset by this behaviour, should call Cheshire police immediately on 101.”

UK media ‘stalwarts’ such as the Telegraph and Guardian have all posted articles in the last 24 hours as the ‘clown craze’ not only scares the living daylights out of young kids, articles about ‘creepy clowns’ drive shed loads of traffic to their respective websites, so expect many more…


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