Bizarre spate of clown-related crimes reported across region

Call in the clown prosecution service – a spate of red-nosed crime has been reported across Greater Manchester.

Police dealt with 19 incidents involving people dressed as clowns last year, and most were no laughing matter.

Disguised with colourful wigs and white facepaint, smiling crooks carried out bogus charity collections, vandalised property and even carried out robberies, an FOI has revealed.

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