'˜Clowns' chased kids with hammers and knives in Derbyshire

Pranksters dressed as clowns have scared and chased children in Derbyshire while carrying hammers, a machete and knives, police crime statistics show.

Monday, 31st October 2016, 3:11 pm
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 5:02 pm
Stock image of a clown.

Derbyshire police has been called to 53 incidents relating to sightings of people dressed as clowns across the county and Derby city since October 7.

Shockingly, a number of these incidents involved kids - including one child being chased by clowns holding hammers, clowns with knives chasing children on a park and a clowns scaring children playing.

At the height of the craze (October 7 to 13), officers were called to 23 incidents.

Derbyshire Constabulary has urged people to report sightings of clowns, calling the incidents “unacceptable”.

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The statistics have been revealed following a Freedom of Information request to Derbyshire Constabulary.

The figures below show details of 23 incidents which took place in just one week (October 7 to October 13).

1. Location: Derby

Date: 7/10/2016

Incident: CLOWN STOOD IN JITTY

Arrest: None

2. Location: Rose Hill

Date: 8/10/2016

Incident: CLOWN WITH KNIFE SEEN IN PARK

Arrests: None

3. Location: Derby

Date: 8/10/2016

Incident: CALLER STATED BEING CHASED BY CLOWNS

Arrests: None

4. Location: Clay Cross

Date: 11/10/2016

Incident: CLOWNS SEEN IN CAR

Arrests: None

5. Location: Hollingwood, Inkersall And Duckmanton

Date: 11/10/2016

Incident: CLOWN OUTSIDE SCHOOL SCARING CHILDREN.

Arrests: None 1

6. Location: Ilkeston town

Date: 11/10/2016

Incident: CLOWN WITH KNIFE SCARED CALLER

Arrests: None

7. Location: Littleover And Blagreaves

Date: 11/10/2016

Incident: MALE WITH CLOWN’S MASK ON HOLDING MACHETTE

Arrests: None

8. Location: Rose Hil

Date: 11/10/2016

Incident: CHILD CHASED BY CLOWNS HOLDING HAMMERS

Arrests: None

9. Location: Marston And Clifton

Date: 12/10/2016

Incident: CLOWN IN CAR

Arrests: None

10. Location: Killamarsh

Date: 12/10/2016

Incident: CLOWN PEOPLE AT DOOR SCARING OCCUPANTS

Arrests: None

11. Location: Shirebrook

Date: 12/10/2016

Incident: PERSON WITH CLOWN MASK ON ENTERED REAR GARDEN AND UP TO WINDOW LOOKING IN

Arrests: None

12. Location: Wingerworth And Rural

Date: 12/10/2016

Incident: CLOWN IN PARK SCARING TEENAGERS

Arrests: None

13. Location: Codnor, Waingroves And Langley Mill

Date: 12/10/2016

Incident: CLOWN SEEN CHASING CHILDREN

Arrests: None

14. Location: Heage

Date: 12/10/2016

Incident: CLOWN JUMPED OUT AT CALLER

Arrests: None

15. Location: Middlecroft And Poolsbrook

Date: 12/10/2016

Incident: CALLER HAD BEEN CHASED BY A CLOWN

Arrests: None

16. Newbold And Brockwell

Date: 12/10/2016

Location: CLOWN SEEN OUTSIDE CALLERS HOME

Arrests: None

17. Location: Default zone for all locations outside organisational area.

Date: 12/10/2016

Incident: CHILD REPORTED SEEING A CLOWN

Arrests: None

18. Location: Long Eaton North

Date: 12/10/2016

Incident: PEOPLE IN CLOWN MASKS RUNNING AROUND CAUSING TROUBLE AND CHASING PEOPLE

Arrests: None

19. Location: Chaddesden And Spondon

Date: 12/10/2016

Incident: CLOWN SEEN ON PARK

Arrests: None

20. Location: Derwent And Oakwood

Date: 12/10/2016

Incident: CHILD FRIGHTENED BY CLOWN WHILST PLAYING

Arrests: None

21. Location: Normanton

Date: 12/10/2016

Incident: CLOWNS WITH KNIVES CHASED GROUP ON LOCAL PARK

Arrests: none

22. Location Chaddesden And Spondon

Date: 13/10/2016

Incident: CLOWN CHASED BY MEMBER OF PUBLIC

Arrests: None

23. Normanton

Date: 13/10/2016

Incident: SOMEONE DRESSED AS CLOWN WENT TO FRONT DOOR

Arrests: None