Creepy clown hoax alert in Radcliffe

The Bolton News: CREEPY CLOWN: This clown was said to be stalking Burnley last week CREEPY CLOWN: This clown was said to be stalking Burnley last week

A CREEPY clown has been spotted in Radcliffe twice in the last week.

Unnerved members of the public called police after seeing a man dressed as a clown in the Cross Lane area last Wednesday (November 27) and Thursday (November 28).

On Thursday police were called after the prankster, who has a white painted face and wears a red and black wig, looked through the window of a house before running away when he was spotted.

A spokesperson for GMP Bury South said while it isn’t against the law to dress up as a clown, there are offences for alarming, harassing or distressing members of the public.

These sightings are believed to be part of a recent hoax sweeping across the country where people dress as a clown to disturb members of the public. 

The craze began earlier this year after photos of a clown stalking the streets of Northampton went viral online.

Clown sightings have now been reported across England in Mansfield, Scunthorpe, Burnley and King’s Lynn.

Have you spotted a clown? Send your pictures to tui.benjamin@burytimes.co.uk or ring 01204 537254. 

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4:10pm Mon 2 Dec 13

davidjb says...

tough day for news i see, i dont get how one can be scared of a clown when you see the state of some girls make up nowadays
tough day for news i see, i dont get how one can be scared of a clown when you see the state of some girls make up nowadays davidjb

6:31pm Mon 2 Dec 13

Cyclone says...

I have seen lots of clowns in Radcliffe.
I have seen lots of clowns in Radcliffe. Cyclone

7:40pm Mon 2 Dec 13

boltonnut says...

Councillor Morris got a new,big improvement.
Councillor Morris got a new,big improvement. boltonnut

8:30pm Mon 2 Dec 13

chris25 says...

why dont they grow up, to be hoped there is not another world war.
why dont they grow up, to be hoped there is not another world war. chris25

9:41am Tue 3 Dec 13

boltonchap says...

It's BWFC71 on his way to work.
It's BWFC71 on his way to work. boltonchap

10:13am Tue 3 Dec 13

Malcolm Tucker says...

boltonnut wrote:
I missed out the word wig in the previous comment.Now for something completely different.How come we can comment on some stupid clown but not on three other clowns who have quite rightly been sent down for drug offences,I guess we don't want to upset certain sensitive members of the community, as usual.
Because you cant be trusted.

Behave like a child and the BN will treat you like a child
[quote][p][bold]boltonnut[/bold] wrote: I missed out the word wig in the previous comment.Now for something completely different.How come we can comment on some stupid clown but not on three other clowns who have quite rightly been sent down for drug offences,I guess we don't want to upset certain sensitive members of the community, as usual.[/p][/quote]Because you cant be trusted. Behave like a child and the BN will treat you like a child Malcolm Tucker

12:54pm Sat 7 Dec 13

Mr. Marcus says...

Was it you, Harry, you clown.
Was it you, Harry, you clown. Mr. Marcus

10:41pm Sun 8 Dec 13

tinypet says...

stop clowning about lol
stop clowning about lol tinypet

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