POLICE have been on the trail following more reports of a mysterious man posing as a clown in Kingswinford.

The News reported earlier this month how a man with a "freaky clown mask" had been sighted lurking in the churchyard at Holy Trinity Church, Wordsley, and the encounter had reportedly left a dog walker unnerved by the sight of a man clad in a bright red top, black leather trousers, make-up and carrying a clown mask with hair attached to it.

Further reports of a strange figure wearing a mask or face paint have since surfaced on social media - with one woman saying her son was "hysterical" after fleeing from a topless man seen in a red Mini with his face painted like a clown.

The woman shared the story on Facebook and said the incident happened in Water Street, near to Kingswinford Academy, on Thursday September 17 at 3.50pm.

She said the man heckled the youngster who "freaked and rode his bike into the park to get away" but the 'clown' continued to follow him into Ploverdale Crescent before making off.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said of the incident: "We received calls on September 17 about a man driving in the Kingswinford area either wearing a clown mask or with his face painted and allegedly intimidating pedestrians.

"Officers have been attempting to identify the driver; it is unclear at this stage whether any criminal offences have been committed."

People who may have CCTV footage of the incident or saw any suspicious activity are urged to contact police via Live Chat online on the force website or call 101 - and quote log 5201 of 17 September.