Sinister clown warns Doncaster: "I'm coming back..."

A sinister clown which reportedly terrorised the streets of Doncaster has pledged to return.

Friday, 15th April 2016, 2:02 pm
Updated Friday, 15th April 2016, 2:12 pm
Pennywise The Clown from It.

There were reported sightings of the spooky clown haunting the streets of Doncaster three years ago.

Now a Facebook page entitled Doncaster Clown has been set up - and is warning locals of an imminent return.

Posting alongside the photo pictured, Doncaster Clown wrote menacingly: "I'm coming back. Keep your eyes open..."

A later post announced that the clown would be prowling the streets of Rossington tonight.

In 2013, police were moved to reassure the public spooky clown sightings.

Social media sites were awash with reports of people dressing up as clowns and prowling the streets in a bid to scare residents.

However, Rossington Safer Neighbourhood Team quashed the reports and told parents to reassure their children.

In a statement issued at the time on its Facebook page, the SNT said: “We are aware that there are a number of reports circulating on social media of a clown being seen on the streets of South Yorkshire.

“There have been no actual sightings of a clown reported to police or any crimes committed.”

“This has also gone viral throughout the country, please reassure your children.”

In a spate of incidents throughout 2013, clowns had supposedly been sighted on the streets of Grimsby, Lincoln, Retford, Scunthorpe, Mansfield, Bradford, Sheffield and Hull with the incidents seemingly stemming from a series of incidents in Northampton from earlier in the year when photographs of a man dressed as Pennywise the Clown from 1980s horror film Stephen King’s It began circulating.