The problem has now spread to Derbyshire and South Yorkshire, which to date have "recorded 29 and 28 clown-related incidents respectively." Sussex has reported three, including a speeding ticket given to a "motorcyclist in full clown costume." […]
Crazy Bananas was […] upset:
"Before this happened I would pop into the petrol station in costume on my way to a job but now I can't do that," she said. "Even my own children who grew up around clowns have been scared by this. It's more than just a job, it's something we love, but people's reaction to us has changed—I was getting messages on Facebook asking if I was responsible for scaring people. This is my business and I don't like frightening people."