What is the creepy clown craze and why are clowns scaring people in the North East?
After a teenager was given a police warning for carrying a knife as part of a ‘clown prank’ in Blakelaw we look at where the creepy clown craze came from.
There have been a huge amount of scary clowns spotted across the country in recent weeks.
The activities reported range from creepy characters frightening people in passing cars to more sinister incidents where people dressed as clowns have approached schoolchildren .
The rise of the phenomenon has been boosted in no small part by a Facebook page which shares photos and videos of the scary sightings.
The incidents continue to divide... read more
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