Creepy clowns prompt calls to Childline
Childline says it has received 120 calls in the past week from children frightened by people dressing up as "creepy clowns".
The callers came from all across England, and a quarter were under 11.
A 14-year-old described being chased by a clown while walking with his brother. "My little brother has not stopped crying, and I am really worried about him," he told the helpline.
And a 12-year-old said he had heard about clowns in his area with knives.
"Someone has told me that they saw a note on our school gates saying, 'We're coming,'" he told the charity.
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