Headteacher denies creepy clown beaten with a baseball bat outside Chesterfield primary school

The headteacher at a Chesterfield primary school has denied claims that a creepy clown was beaten up by two men with a baseball bat close to the premises.

Thursday, 13th October 2016, 3:28 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 8:52 pm

A concerned parent told the Derbyshire Times that a teacher at Old Hall Junior School witnessed the clown peering into classroom windows just before two men appeared and attacked him with a baseball bat.

Headteacher Sharon Stone told the Derbyshire Times she was unaware of any such incident.

Derbyhsire Police also told the Derbyhsire Times they had not received any reports of the incident.

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The report comes just days after police reassured residents after a clown was apparently spotted outside another Chesterfield primary school.

On Monday (October 10) at about 8.30am yesterday, staff at Hollingwood primary called police to say a clown was seen outside the school waving and scaring children.

Officers attended the school and spoke to staff, parents, dog walkers and local residents. A Derbyshire police spokesman said: “No further sightings of a man dressed as a clown have been made. “Officers would like to reassure the public that reports relating to clowns scaring people within Derbyshire are very low and, at the moment, is not a concern.” In recent weeks, people around the UK have reported a series of sightings of people dressed as clowns frightening children. The police spokesman warned that Derbyshire people who engage in such behaviour could be arrested.