Over 100 Childline counselling sessions in the last week
In just 1 week Childline has been contacted 120 times by children scared by the trend in which people dress up as terrifying clowns in order to scare passers-by.
Children have been contacting Childline to talk about harassment by 'creepy clowns' – an unpleasant phenomenon sweeping the country.
1 in 4 contacting Childline about clowns were under the age of 11. Children contacted Childline bases across the UK, with the highest number of contacts taken in Birmingham, Manchester and Nottingham.