Police issue further warnings over 'killer clowns'

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Police have issued further warnings over the "killer clown" craze sweeping Britain.

On Thursday a young boy was chased by "several people dressed as clowns" in Sudbury, Suffolk.

In Essex, two Clacton County High School schoolgirls were approached by two people dressed as clowns who asked them if they wanted to attend a birthday party at 9.20am on Tuesday.

The craze appears to have been inspired by clown-related pranks in the US and has seen a string of copycat incidents across the country.

Police are warning potential offenders they may be committing a public order offence.

People on social media have also reported clown sightings in Norwich, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield.