Has the ‘killer clown’ craze returned? Prank in Felixstowe leaves two young girls shaken

Police have sent a warning to pranksters that they could be arrested. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

Police have sent a warning to pranksters that they could be arrested. Picture: ARCHANT LIBRARY

Two young girls were left upset and shaken after being chased down the street by a clown carrying a toy knife.

Police believe the incident in Felixstowe was a prank, but have warned people with similar intentions that they may be subject to arrest.

Officers were called to a report that two young girls were approached by a person dressed in a clown costume, and carrying what is thought have been a toy knife, in Langer Road on Monday, October 9, at about 4.30pm.

The girls ran off and were chased a short distance. They were upset and shaken, but otherwise unharmed.

A police spokesman said: “Whilst it is believed that this was a prank incident, and nothing more sinister was intended, we would remind members of the public to be more aware of how they act in public places.


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“They could be committing public order offences and may be subject to arrest.”

Anyone with information on the incident should call 101, quoting 66062/17.

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