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Creepy clown hysteria spreads to Britain

Some see trend being fuelled by demonic clown in Stephen King's novel It, being remade into a film

A scary clown mask in a US costume store. British police say copycat pranksters incited by social media and the upcoming celebration of Halloween could be the spur for people getting spooked in the UK.


THERE was the student who spread terror this week by running across the campus of Brunel University in west London dressed as a killer clown and wielding a chain saw.

There was the creepy clown in Leicestershire, in the Midlands, who frightened a resident strolling through a...