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WHAT IS GOING ON? What is with all these Horror Clown sightings?

KILLER CRAZE Knife-wielding ‘killer clown’ followed four children on their way to school as creepy fad turns sinister

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Cops urge pranksters to end terrifying craze which has come over from the US

The children, aged between eleven and twelve-years-old, were walking to the Hermitage Academy on Chester-Le-Street at about 8.40am when a man dressed as a clown jumped out on them and followed them towards the school.

The Sun reported that The man, who was carrying a knife, was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, red shoes, a multi-coloured top and was described as wearing a mask as well as having his face painted.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Mel Sutherland said: “The children arrived at school understandably upset and distressed by this incident and we are currently trying to locate this man.

“My officers will be on patrol outside the school at home time this afternoon to offer reassurance to children and parents.

“We believe this to be part of a much larger prank which is currently sweeping across the USA and parts of the UK.

“It is very alarming he was carrying a knife, however, we do not think he intended to harm the children and as far as we are aware, this is part of the prank.


“There are currently several social media accounts dedicated to this ‘Killer Clown’ craze and we are also looking into those and who is using them.”

Sgt Sutherland urged the so-called pranksters to put an end to the craze and said: “I would like to appeal directly to the people who are dressing up and carrying out these stupid acts to think seriously about what they are doing, the distress they are causing to young children is unnecessary and it needs to stop.”

Anyone with information regarding this man’s whereabouts or any witnesses to the incident are asked to call police on 101 quoting incident 98 of Friday, October 7.


In other sightings around the country, Northumberland Police said they received six separate reports of clowns since last Friday.



Liverpool Echo reports that Runcorn’s first creepy clown encounters have been reported.

Cheshire police said a concerned parent contacted them about a clown near the skate park near The Glen and footage has emerged of a chilling encounter in Murdishaw.

Anyone found ‘chasing young people with weapons’ has been warned they could be prosecuted.

Both incidents took place last night.



A video clip has also been circulating today on social media showing what may be the first creepy clown caught on camera in Runcorn.


A group of teenagers had the chilling encounter in Murdishaw near Dover Close and Marina Village between 7pm and 7.30pm on Thursday, October 6.

The sinister clown craze might have arrived in Liverpool - and while it's made some Scousers want to go on a clown hunt, others are threatening to hide away indoors.

People across the country are being terrorised by cruel pranksters dressed as clowns as part of a bizarre stunt.

The strange frenzy took off in America but is now being reported across the country and a sighting was reported in Liverpool on Thursday.


A man was spotted dressed as a clown, driving a Ford Transit van through Liverpool city centre.


It has been three decades since Stephen King unleashed Pennywise, his malevolent clown character in the novel It. No one is quite sure why there have been dozens of sightings across the US in recent weeks, but one thing is certain: the scary clown craze has crossed the Atlantic.

People around the UK have reported a series of sightings of people dressed as clowns frightening children, with six separate reports of “clown incidents” reported by Northumbria police in the past week.

One of the most dramatic occurred on Friday morning when a masked man carrying a knife jumped out in front of a group of 11- and 12 year-olds and followed them to school in County Durham. The pupils were left distressed but unhurt by the clown, who was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, red shoes and a multicoloured top.

Neighbourhood sergeant Mel Sutherland said: “The children arrived at school understandably upset and distressed by this incident and we are currently trying to locate this man.


“We believe this to be part of a much larger prank which is currently sweeping across the USA and parts of the UK. It is very alarming [the man] was carrying a knife – however, we do not think he intended to harm the children and as far as we are aware, this is part of the prank.




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