A group of clowns have staged a protest at Alton Towers over concerns that a new maze installed at the Staffordshire theme park demonises them.
They have been fazed by a new maze attraction called the Carnival of Screams which is due to run in the two week period up to Halloween. It features an old travelling funhouse overtaken by evil clowns who chase visitors through the attraction.
Fips the Clown failed to see the funny side of the draw however, he attended the media circus with a sign reading 'We are not happy' and said "It only serves to reinforce stereotypes of clowns as evil. This will do for clowns what Jaws did for sharks."
It is unlikely however that the show will do any more PR damage to the clown profession than Stephen Kings IT.