'Creepy clowns' on Teesside: How man reports have Cleveland Police received?
Police were called to 18 reports of pranksters dressed as “creepy clowns” across Teesside in just 24 hours.
The craze of dressing up as the spooky circus characters to scare people has swept the nation with culprits said to be following a trend that started in the US.
Cleveland Police said it was called to 18 incidents yesterday, including eight in Middlesbrough , three in Redcar , five in Stockton and two in Hartlepool.
Coulby Newham and Berwick Hills Neighbourhood Policing Team said they received unnerving reports of a clown close to Beech Grove Primary School on Beechwood Avenue,... read more
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