Circus character in onesie reported in Downham Market, as Norfolk police repeat warning to ignore Northampton Clown copycats

The Northampton Clown, who caused an internet sensation by spooking residents of the East Midlands town with his macabre...

The Northampton Clown, who caused an internet sensation by spooking residents of the East Midlands town with his macabre appearances. Police have received reports of clown sightings in Norfolk. - Credit: Archant

Police are investigating another bizarre clown sighting in Norfolk. It comes 24 hours after officers warned anyone approached by pranksters copying the Northampton Clown to ignore them.

The latest sighting was in Downham Market this morning.

A Norfolk Constabulary spokesman said: 'We have received one further report from two school boys of a person being dressed as a clown in St Edmunds Church Yard at about 8.15am.

Are pranksters in King's Lynn copying the Northampton Clown?• Creepy Northampton clown set to scare park visitors at Pleasurewood Hills 'It was described as a blue and red 'onesie' clown suit, wearing a red wig and a white faced horror clown full face mask. It was reported he left in a white Transit style van with metal roof rails fitted.'We would re-iterate what was said yesterday that it is important to keep a sensible perspective on these incidents as nobody has been assaulted or hurt.'The most effective way to behave if you are to see someone dressed up is to give no reaction.'Yesterday, police said copycat pranksters were behind two clown incidents in King's Lynn. They said pranksters were copying the so-called Northampton Clown, who became an internet sensation before he was unmasked.


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