'Creepy clowns craze': Girl, 13, threatened with rape
A 13-year-old girl was threatened with rape and having her throat cut, by a so-called clown prankster, police said.
The teenager, from Kendal, Cumbria, received the messages via Instagram, according to Cumbria Police. A 13-year-old boy has been arrested.
The force said it had received 23 reports of "creepy clowns" incidents in the past 24 hours alone.
Other reported incidents involved schoolchildren being chased and a church choir practice disrupted.
A force spokesman said the 13-year-old boy had been arrested on suspicion of making a malicious communication and released on bail.... read more
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