Derby woman with lifelong clown phobia says scary craze is no joke
A Derby woman who has a lifelong phobia of clowns says she will call the police if she sees anyone joining in with a "terrifying" new craze.
The strange fad for dressing as a clown and scaring people originated in the USA but has now spread to Britain ahead of Halloween.
Derbyshire's Police and Crime and Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa has warned against people copying the "obnoxious behaviour" and said they could be potentially committing a criminal offence.
And Gemma Dakin, of Sanderson Road, Chaddesden, said her phobia of clowns, which is called coulrophobia, meant the... read more
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