The clown craze, which has come over from America, is gripping Eastbourne and Polegate.
Numerous sightings of people dressed as clowns have been reported in Abbots Wood, Shinewater, Langney, Old Town, Hampden Park, The Crumbles and in Willingdon.
People are so fed up with the fad, which sees people dress up as clowns in the hope of scaring others – sometime brandishing what looks like weapons – that pages are now surfacing on Facebook, where sightings can be reported.
At least two have already appeared for Eastbourne, where many are letting the rest of the town know where the creepy sightings are appearing. Some have seen clowns hiding in bushes, whilst other say they’ve been chased along streets.
Sussex Police are now warning they will arrest those found to be terrorising others as part of the craze.