Police across England have been called to dozens of incidents in which pranksters dress as “creepy clowns” to deliberately scare people.
Clowns have been sighted across Mansfield in areas such as Ladybrook, Mansfield Woodhouse and Forest Town. One local Forest Town resident, Jim Beechwood 44 told Mansfield Uncovered “My kids came home in tears last night after someone in a clown costume jumped out from behind a bush at them. It’s really not on. If I see anyone deliberately scaring kids, I’ll punch their lights out.”
Messages and complaints have been pouring in by the hundreds to Mansfield Uncovered from concerned local residents.
A 30-year-old man was arrested and cautioned in Norwich after someone dressed as a clown jumped out from behind a tree and “terrified” a woman in a public park.
On Sunday Thames Valley Police said it was called to 14 incidents in 24 hours. Meanwhile a man dressed as a clown ‘wearing a hockey mask and a blood-stained poncho’ was captured on camera in Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside, on Thursday evening.
Have you seen any suspicious clowns in Mansfield?