‘Killer clowns’ have been spotted in Oxford
The ‘killer clowns’ first started appearing around university campuses in the US, but these soon spread to England and have been spotted in many different parts of the country.
Within in the last 24 hours, police have been called to 14 different incidents involving clowns in Oxford.
Chief Superintendent Andy Boyd released a statement saying: “While we do not want to be accused of stopping people enjoying themselves we would also ask those same people to think of the impact of their behaviour on others and themselves.
“Their actions can cause fear and anxiety to other people, this could be perceived to be intimidating and threatening which could lead to public order offences, arrest and a criminal record.
“In addition, their behaviour is causing multiple reports to our call takers and is tying up police resources which could impact on calls to other incidents.
“While we realise that reports of this kind are not restricted to the Thames Valley area, the issues of intimidation, potential arrest and waste of public resources are the same across the country and we would urge people to refrain from such activity.”
Each of the callouts have been from people who have felt threatened or intimidated by people dressed as clowns.