- A man dressed as a clown, carrying a knife, tried to kidnap a three-month-old baby
- Mother saw him approaching while she was putting children to the car, locked them in and went for help
- The investigation is in progress
Leah Newton (32), a mother-of-six, claims that a man dressed as a clown has tried to take her three-month-old baby.
According to Leah, the only thing that stopped him was the inability to remove the baby from its car seat.
A man in a clown’s mask confronted Leah on Friday around 11pm in Deighton.
Leah is a mother of twins Shannique and Shannise (12), Leashaun (10), Demani (8), Jahzier (2) and Destini (3m).
On the night of the incident, Shannise, Jahzier, and Destini were in the car while she was going back for the other three. That was the moment she saw a clown with a knife approaching them.
She shouted at the kids to lock the door and ran back for help. In a hurry, she fell and bruised herself. People didn’t believe her at first, thinking it was a prank.
Once she was back, Shannise hysterically told her that clown had tried to pull the baby out from its seat but wasn’t able to do so.
She claimed: “There were three dressed as clowns and another one jumped on the bonnet.”
The incident has been confirmed by the West Yorkshire police and the investigation is in progress.