Man chases down creepy 'killer clown'

The creepy clown was lurking by the trees Credit: George Birkbeck

A Plymouth man has been confronted by someone dressed as a clown and brandishing a hammer.

George Birkbeck was walking home from the supermarket on Friday night when he spotted someone dressed as a 'killer clown'.

The man saw the clown was stood in the way of his route home and so decided to confront him.

The 'Killer Clown' craze is spreading across the UK with police forces in our region calling on people to stop wasting police resources.

Gloucestershire police say they've so far been called to six incidents.

Police now believe this incident was part of a prank.