Another 'Killer Clown' has been spotted in the North-East.
Police say they received a report from Brotton, a village near Middlesbrough, about a person wearing a clown mask and possibly holding a small knife.
A Cleveland Police spokeswoman said:
Police were contacted after a young girl had reportedly seen a person wearing a clown mask and possibly in possession of a small knife standing in bushes at Byron Court, Brotton, in a park known locally as Mushroom Park, at around 6.10pm last night, Thursday 6th October. The girl was not followed or physically harmed in any way and officers are continuing to make enquiries into the report today.
An organisation called Clown Doctors has been forced to cancel an event at the Great North Children's Hospital in Newcastle
Police are asking parents to warn their children of the consequences of trying to frighten people in the 'killer clown' craze.
Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner warns clowns who frighten people and carry weapons could be jailed.