A ten-year-old girl suffered a broken arm after she was struck by a “knife-wielding” boy dressed as a killer CLOWN.
Casie Morrison, ten, was playing in the park with her siblings when a figure emerged from the bushes dressed as a creepy clown wearing a Slender Man mask.
Mum Kirsty, 36, told the boy – who was reportedly carrying a KNIFE – to clear off, and he fled when older boys in the park gave chase.
But the boy barged passed Casie, who was on her bike at the time, causing her to fall to the ground and suffer a broken arm as well as cuts and grazes.
Her furious mum said the boy was trying to terrifying other kids in the park and she has since found out he was aged just NINE.
Police were called following the incident and have spoken to the boy responsible.
Mrs Morrison said: “He had clown clothing on with a Slender Man mask.
“It was horrendous. I still can’t believe this was a nine-year-old boy.
“Casie isn’t herself – she’s very shaken up – and my youngest won’t even go to the toilet alone now.
“It has gone over and over in my head what could possess a child of this age to do such a thing and even be able to get hold of a knife in the first place or the outfit.
“It certainly isn’t something my children would have access to.
“I was the only adult there, and I dread to think what could have happened even if I wasn’t in the park with my children.
“Everyone laughed off the silly clown thing last year, but when you are there in that situation, it is terrifying. All your thoughts are to protect your children.
“We were in a public park. Had it been somewhere else, somewhere more secluded, you never know what could have happened.”
“Without a mask on, you would not expect it to be someone so young. It is terrifying to think that someone of that age could be capable of something like that.
“It beggars belief how someone could find doing something like that fun. My girls didn’t sleep at all last night because they had been shaken by what happened.
“After this I would really suggest to other parents with young children that they keep an eye on them when they are out and about.”
The incident happened in Witch’s Hat Park in Yate, Bristol, last Friday afternoon.
Kirsty said she heard the scream of one of her other children scream and had looked up to see the individual standing motionless in the bushes.
Mrs Morrison said that some older children in the park advanced on the clown, who then drew a knife and began to run.
Police were called following the incident and have since discovered that the culprit was a boy under the age of 10.
A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said: “We received a report relating to a young girl falling off her bike after another child jumped out at her while wearing a mask.”
The spokesman added that the child responsible, who cannot be named, has been spoken to by officers.
A spate of ‘killer clown’ sightings were reported across the UK last year.
It had been speculated a return of the craze could occur, following the release of the remake of Steven King’s film “It” – which features a murderous clown