Clown craze spreading fear in Wigan
Police have condemned the ‘killer clown’ craze amid claims the terrifying pranks have spread to the borough.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) spoke out after receiving increasing numbers of reports of people dressing up as clowns and then jumping out at residents or following them to scare them.
The force said it would not hesitate to prosecute people whose antics cross the line into criminal behaviour.
Reports suggest the craze, which has made its way across the Atlantic from the USA and appears to have been partly fuelled by social media, may now have appeared in the borough as well.
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