Parents pay clown to stalk kids

England's Metro newspaper reports that parents may now hire an evil clown to stalk their children.

Deville is not an escaped lunatic or some demonic monster. He is a birthday treat, hired by mum and dad, and the 'attack' involves being splatted in the face with a cake.

'The child feels more and more that it is being pursued,' said Deville.

Adds Stephen Vaughan of Clowns International: "I think what Dominic is doing is a great idea. Bringing a little bit of life and laughter into kids' lives is what we are all about."

Previously: 100 disturbing clown images