Police issue warning after spate of "frightening" clown sightings across North Yorkshire
Police have warned the recent craze of young people dressing up a clowns, jumping out at residents and chasing them has spread to North Yorkshire. Pranksters across England have been dressing as "creepy crowns" to deliberately scare people in a trend similar to the one which started in the US.
Police have been forced to respond to dozens of these incidents in recent weeks and officers have revealed there has now been a spate of sightings in North Yorkshire.
Clowns have been seen carrying baseball bats in York and knives in Selby as well as jumping out in front of cars in... read more
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