'Killer Clown' craze sweeps across London as police issue warning

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Police have now issued a warning after around 30 reports of clowns-related incidents were reported throughout the Dyfed-Powys Police area over the weekend.

The so-called killer clown craze appears to have been inspired by pranks in SC, where police received reports of people dresing as clowns in various locations.

In Suffolk, a boy "younger than a teenager" was chased by "several people dressed as clowns" in Beatty Road, Sudbury, at 8pm on Thursday, Suffolk Police said.

People who have been approached by the clowns have taken to social media to warn others.

Police say a small number of calls relating to people causing harassment, alarm or distress, have been dealt with appropriately.

"Then there are others who I think actually enjoy the anonymity that it gives them because it enables them to safely engage in behaviour they want to engage in with less likelihood of getting caught". "Not only could they by committing a public order offence, which will see police action, their actions could cause delays for other emergencies requiring police attendance".

"Their behavior is causing multiple reports to our call takers and is tying up police resources which could impact on calls to other incidents".

The craze appears to involve people dressing up as clowns.

"We believe this to be part of a much larger prank which is now sweeping across the U.S. and parts of the UK".

The move follows increasing reports of the "killer clowns" across the county.

In a separate incident, a woman reported hitting a pedestrian dressed as a clown near Champion Lakes in Perth about 12.30 am on Sunday.

He continued that although every year sees people dress up as sinister clowns in the run-up to Halloween, this year has "been really bad".

POLICE have attended an under 17s event at Dafen Industrial Estate after fears someone dressed as a clown was lurking outside.

"Police will investigate incidents of this nature".

The craze has been seen in other parts of the United Kingdom.

He said: "It's up to us who are professional and semi-professional clowns to do what we do and keep making children and adults smile, not scaring them".

He was charged with disorderly behaviour and possessing a disguise, which is unlawful if used to hide one's identity while committing an offence. They could be arrested and ultimately end up with a criminal record.

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