Terrified children call Salford-based Childline 120 times in one week over 'creepy clowns'
Terrified youngsters have called Salford-based Childline 120 times in less than a week over fears ‘creepy clowns’ would get them.
Figures released by the NSPCC revealed the worrying impact the sinister phenomenon is having on children – with a large percentage of calls coming from the Greater Manchester area.
The ‘creepy clown’ craze, which originated in the USA, sees people dress up as terrifying-looking clowns in order to scare passers-by.
A quarter of the calls to charity Childline were from children under the age of 11, with the highest volume of calls coming from Birmingham.
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