'Creepy clowns' craze: Professionals hit out at pranksters
Professional clowns have hit out at pranksters who have been dressing up as "creepy clowns" to intimidate and frighten people across the UK.
Police have been inundated with reports of "clowns" jumping out, chasing people and even carrying "weapons" - and have warned them they could face action.
But the craze has left real clowns feeling frustrated their profession is being portrayed in a negative way.
A World Clown Association executive said the trend was "disappointing".
The culprits are said to be following a trend that started in the US and has... read more
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