Warwick law student attacked by ‘killer clowns’ near university campus

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By Katie King on

A similar thing happened to a Kent criminology graduate


A third year law student at the University of Warwick has reportedly fallen victim to the so-called ‘killer clown’ craze.

According to a student news site, the final year was chased through Cannon Park, which is close to the Russell Group university’s campus, by two men wearing Joker masks.

In his words:

I saw two men wearing Joker masks on bicycles. They went on a spree and were scaremongering, chasing me with bikes as I ran to campus. They then chased me back to Claycroft residences and attempted to run me down with bikes.

The student — who initially thought the attack may be a race-related — said he felt “apprehensive” about the “very unusual” incident, but feels calmer since learning about the ‘killer clown’ phenomenon.

Though it sounds very creepy, a law student at the university told Legal Cheek today that the latest incident hasn’t fazed the Warwick community too much. She said:

I think a lot of students are sceptical about the clown on campus, and no one seems to be particularly concerned even if they do believe it since I think everyone regards campus as quite a safe environment generally.

Another victim of the creepy clown craze is Zeph Fenn, a criminology graduate from the University of Kent. Fenn, who according to his LinkedIn graduated with a 2:1 degree in criminology and cultural studies in 2015, was reportedly chased through the Kent campus “by a pack of clowns.”

He wrote on Facebook:

Be careful everyone. This is a viral hype which has taken a very dark turn.