Creepy clown trend sweeps UK
We could hardly believe it when we heard of this. As ridiculous as it sounds, people dressed as clowns are going into hiding and scaring the living daylights out of people, including children!
It may sound like a bit of harmless fun in the run up to Halloween, but there’s a sinister edge to this trend which started in the U.S. as they’re arming themselves with weapons and leaving people terrified across the UK.
There have been at least six sightings in Newcastle alone in the past week as the Mail Online reports, and in each case people dressed as clowns burst from bushes and chased startled pedestrians down streets. One poor teenager was walking home in the city at around 8pm when she says she was accosted by a man in a clown costume and mask who briefly chased her after she panicked and ran away screaming. In another incident, Northumbria Police have arrested a teenager who was allegedly in possession of a knife. In other cases, the perpetrators have been wielding bats. Worrying stuff!
There have also been reported sightings in Plymouth and Clacton-on-Sea in Essex where a school was put in ‘lock down’ due to clowns being seen near the playing fields and in Liverpool where schools have been put on red alert. We’d be absolutely terrified if we saw one of these clowns! How would you react? Let us know over on our Facebook and Twitter.