A reported sighting of a clown in Merthyr has been dismissed by police as a girl in heavy makeup.
The ‘clown’ was spotted walking down High Street and heading into the local Wetherspoons pub while eating a kebab.
An eyewitness said:
“I shat myself. This thing was coming towards me eating a kebab and I just froze. There have been lots of sightings of clowns lately but I never thought I’d see one heading into the Dic Penderyn.”
A police spokeswoman said:
“We received a call at 7.30 this evening with a report of a clown in the High Street. We immediately dispatched our top bobbies to go take a look but sadly, it just turned out to be a chubby girl wearing too much makeup.”
The girl eventually left on a train into Cardiff.