'Killer clown' pranks spread throughout North-East

The so-called 'Killer Clown' prank has spread throughout the North-East.

Police have reported sightings in Newcastle, Durham county and Brotton, on Teesside.

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Knife-wielding clown spotted in Teesside village

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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.

– Cleveland Police

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