Professional clown Mattie Faint
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Clown sightings: Industry 'devastated' by prank craze

The "killer clown" craze has sent shockwaves through the clowning industry, according to professionals.

Mattie Faint, who has been a professional clown for 45 years, told Victoria Derbyshire it was frightening and sad that pranksters could "ruin" a child's imagination.

Police have been inundated with reports of "creepy clowns" jumping out and chasing people since the phenomenon spread to the UK from the United States.

The Victoria Derbyshire programme is broadcast on weekdays between 09:00 and 11:00 on BBC Two and the BBC News channel.

  • 11 Oct 2016
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