North East haunted by 'killer clown' craze as reports of scares soar
The North East has been gripped by the sinister ‘killer clown’ craze this week.
Dozens of reports have surfaced of costumed creeps stalking the region’s streets in a phenomenon apparently inspired by an American trend.
Northumbria Police said they were investigating up to six separate reports of clowns and issued a warning urging the so-called pranksters to put an end to the craze.
On Friday morning the craze reached a chilling new peak when four children were followed to school by a knife-wielding ‘killer clown’.
He is reported to have jumped out at the schoolkids - aged between 11 and 12... read more
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