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Stranger in clown mask 'chases' a woman and child

Stranger in clown mask 'chases' a woman and child

Published by Emma Carton at 8:13am 10th September 2019. (Updated at 12:11pm 10th September 2019)

Stock image of a scary clown mask: Pixabay

It is claimed a woman and child have been chased by someone wearing a horror movie-style clown mask in Cornwall.

Police are investigating reports of two females being approached in woods near Penryn.

When the pair fled in fear, the 'marauder' reportedly ran after them.

The suspect was described as wearing a cape and a mask that looked like Pennywise from the film IT.

Officers believe the person was a man and are urging anyone who saw something on Saturday evening to come forward.

"Police were called with a report of a public order offence (use threatening/abusive/insulting words/behaviour to cause harassment/alarm) in Penryn at around 7pm on Saturday 7 September.

"An unknown person wearing a clown mask and black cape approached two females in a wooded area near to Green Lane and chased them when they ran away in fear. 

"The suspect, believed to be male, is described as being around 5ft 11ins in height and was wearing a 'Pennywise' mask. 

"Officers attended the scene and carried out an extensive search of the area".

Devon and Cornwall Police

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call police on 101, or email 101@dc.police.uk, quoting crime reference: CR/081380/19.

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