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VIDEO: 'Clowns Have Been Hanging Around Outside My Children's School'

VIDEO: 'Clowns Have Been Hanging Around Outside My Children's School'

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 6:02am 12th October 2016. (Updated at 6:15am 12th October 2016)

There have been more sightings of so-called "killer clowns" in Cornwall.

The US craze has sparked a warning from police in the Duchy.

They say anyone caught faces arrest, court, a criminal record - and possibly losing their job.

But that has not stopped people in Newquay, Bodmin and Nanpean.

Some parents say their children have reported seeing them hanging around near playgrounds during school breaks.

Posting online Gemma wrote: "My son has said they have been hanging around at his school in Newquay at lunchtime.

"What is the point in this?!

"I've not seen them but loads of parents have had their children saying they have seen them. Including mine.

"It's been for the last two days now."

Another mum added: "My daughter and her friends saw two at the back gates yesterday and there were more there again today.

"Seems to be at lunchtime when all the kids are out.

"She's absolutely terrified of them."

It comes after police warned they will prosecute anyone caught.

Pirate FM first asked police for an interview about the clowns on Monday but were turned down.

On Tuesday, after a string of sightings, Devon and Cornwall Police released a statement, but did not make anyone available for us to interview.

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In the statement Chief Inspector Cath Farrin said: "I would like people to consider if this prank is worth a criminal record? Those taking part are running the risk of arrest and a court appearance, and therefore could possibly lose their job.

“Those taking part in this ‘Clown Craze’ also need to realise that they are also putting themselves at risk by intimidating people; not all members of the public will run away and you could find yourself confronted by a scared member of public.

“We ask the public to report any suspicious activity to police, and our local neighbourhood teams are committed to stop this before it gets out of hand.”

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