Childline ‘flooded with calls’ over killer clown craze
A leading children’s charity has warned that the “killer clown” craze must be stamped out as terrified youngsters turn to its helpline.
In just one week, Childline received 120 calls from children scared by the fad of people dressing up as creepy clowns to frighten passers-by.
Nearly one-fifth of the calls were from Scotland, and the charity has issued a warning about the “deeply worrying” trend.
The charity’s base in Glasgow carried out 12 counselling sessions with worried youngsters, while the Aberdeen office handled 10.
A quarter of the calls to Childline about clowns came from children... read more
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