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12 October 2016, 16:10 | Updated: 12 October 2016, 16:13
A 17 year old boy's needed 6 stitches in his head, after he claims he was attacked by a 'creepy clown' in Rotherham.
Owen Russell was walking with a group of friends in Dinnington last night when they were approached from behind in an alleyway.
The teenager was hit with what he believes was a branch, leaving a gash in his head.
His dad John took him to hospital where he was given six stitches.
Owen's told Heart the craze has to stop.
"Most people see it as a joke, but at the end of the day I got seriously injured and I could have died, so it's not that funny."
His dad added:
"It could've quite easily not hit him in the head - he could've lost an eye.
These kids running around with clown masks on are absolutely ridiculous."