There have been more reports of a man dressed as a 'killer clown' harassing women in Penryn over the weekend.

He reportedly got out of a car and ran at a woman and child walking on Treliever Road on Friday evening.

A witness described the man as having shoulder-length hair and being dressed in black with a black backpack.

He is thought to be in his early 20s.

A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesperson said: "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 9.20pm on Friday 13 September.

"An unknown person wearing a clown mask reportedly got out of a vehicle and ran towards a woman and a child walking on Treliever Road.

"The suspect, believed to be male, is believed to be aged between 20 and 25 and was wearing a black hoodie and black shoes and was wearing a 'Pennywise' mask.

"Officers attended the scene and carried out an extensive search of the area. The local neighbourhood team have also been informed.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call police on 101, or email, quoting crime reference: CR/083276/19.

Last week a man dressed as a clown reportedly chased two women and a young girl near Green Lane.

Another resident saw a man in a clown mask driving around allegedly asking children to get in his car.

Reports of a 'killer clown' in Penryn first surfaced last year, when a man wearing a mask was seen peering through the window of an exercise class at Penryn Rugby Club.

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