Readers slam ‘killer clown craze’ in South Tyneside
Readers have been outraged after an autistic youngster was targeted by a ‘killer clown’.
The 11-year-old and his mother were confronted by someone dressed as a clown on Wednesday evening in the Horsley Hill area of South Shields.
The mother, who does not want to be named, says her son now refuses to leave the house and has been left so traumatised he is now unable to go upstairs on his own.
The schoolboy was being taken to a youth group meeting at around 7pm when someone dressed as a clown jumped out at the pair as they walked through an alleyway near Lincoln Road, South Shields.
It is the... read more
- 18:51 In pictures: Game of Thrones stars tie the knot in Aberdeenshire
- 18:44 Belgium sweat on Lukaku injury and promise major changes against...
- 18:44 'We have to be different and we have to win' Lucas tells People's...
- 18:41 Firefighters scramble to blaze as row of bungalows catch fire
- 18:40 Two arrested after man attacked with machete inside car on Leeds Road
- 18:36 World Cup live Germany vs Sweden: Ozil axed by Germany for crunch game
- 18:31 Two arrested after man attacked with machete inside car on Leeds Road
- 18:30 First pictures as Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington and Rose...
- 18:27 Jonny May stops England rot with decisive try in third South Africa...
- 18:27 Britain set to bask in temperatures as hot as Spain
- 18:21 Danielle Lloyd 'can't stop thinking' about tragic Love Island star...
- 18:21 EastEnders's Ronnie Mitchell actress Samantha Womack debuts new...
- 18:20 Crushing pills before swallowing them could kill you, experts warn
- 18:20 Doncaster House of Fraser store closure confirmed as creditors...
- 18:18 Mesut Ozil dropped for Germany’s key World Cup clash against Sweden
- 18:18 Novak Djokovic explains on-court frustration after reaching...
- 18:16 Among the blue flags: Views from the pro-EU march
- 18:16 Greater Manchester Police 'knew boy was with paedophile'
- 18:13 Mesut Ozil dropped for Germany’s key World Cup clash against Sweden
- 18:12 Mexico hold off South Korea to pile pressure on Germany
- 18:08 In pictures: Game of Thrones stars arrive at church for wedding
- 18:08 Dele Alli, Kyle Walker and co in England training ahead of World...
- 18:05 Armistice event in Cleethorpes
- 18:02 BREAKING: Chorley appoint Vermiglio as manager after Jansen exit
- 18:00 Body found in search for missing Hatton pensioner
- 18:00 Germany vs Sweden LIVE: Team news and World Cup updates from Group...
- 18:00 Nabil Fekir: Could Man Utd beat Liverpool and Real Madrid to...
- 18:00 World Cup 2018: Belgium injury fear for England clash - three stars...
- 17:52 Love Island set for massive shake-up as Jack's ex heads for villa
- 17:52 How Love Island stars were told of Sophie Gradon's heartbreaking death