The British clown meme continues to grow, as British police are forced to deny this story:
The Haslingden Neighbourhood Policing Team have been made aware of a rumour circulating in the area regarding several people in Haslingden being dressed up as clowns and using scare tactics to kidnap children and take them away in vehicles.
Other clown-related rumours are also being circulated on Facebook. We would like to assure parents and local residents that nothing of this nature has taken place in the area and this is a hoax.
Stay calm. Nothing to see here. Move along.
(thanks to Jesse "Red Nose" Walker)