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Old 16 October 2016, 07:39 PM
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Default Man Dressed as Batman Is Chasing Off Frightening Clowns in North England

Another Batman — not Michael Keaton! — is scaring away clowns in England (Photo: Everett)
By Ryan Parker, The Hollywood Reporter

Seems the scary clown craze is not only in America.

There is an issue with people dressing up and frightening people in England, but they pissed off the wrong person: Batman.

Someone in Cumbria, located in North West England, has been chasing off those dressed as clowns in the hopes of making children feel safe, according to The Telegraph.

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A photo of Batman in action and a video surfaced of the British Caped Crusader telling kids it’s safe.

A group calling itself Cumbria Superheroes is behind the effort. According to The Telegraph, the group didn’t form to act as vigilantes so much as to reassure children there is nothing to be scared of concerning the clowns.

“As for you clowns, if you want to scare someone, why don’t you try and scare me,” the man dressed as Batman says in a video posted to Facebook.

There has been numerous issues with the sudden clown craze in America, which has resulted in multiple arrests and clown costumes being banned from some schools for Halloween.
Why don't we have a Batman icon?
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Old 16 October 2016, 08:40 PM
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This might just be a Canada thing but the link just takes me to Yahoo's .ca homepage
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Old 17 October 2016, 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by Spud Sabre View Post
This might just be a Canada thing but the link just takes me to Yahoo's .ca homepage
The url that CD posted is incomplete, it has ... in the middle of it.
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Old 17 October 2016, 12:40 PM
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Having worked in the UK for 6 months, I have a hunch that some young blue-collar-types might get into a little confrontation with "creepy clowns"...

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