Warning as clowns with knives target people in Gloucester

People dressed as clowns wielding knives are reportedly following people Credit: PA

Police have issued a warning after receiving six reports of people dressed as clowns acting suspiciously in the Gloucester area, following people or wielding knives since yesterday evening.

It's believed the reports are likely to be the result of the ongoing "killer clown" craze that has seen reports in other parts of the country.

Officers say the incidents are not just causing real alarm in the community but tying up police resources.