I had to stop the screening and go out and make a bunch of notes and then go back in because I didn’t want to forget it.But it’s one of the few times that anything like that happened that easily. The two things that most come to mind in that regard would be the theme to . Nothing like hearing a good orchestra playing your piece for the first time.

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“Their actions can cause fear and anxiety to other people, this could be perceived to be intimidating and threatening which could lead to public order offences, arrest and a criminal record.

“In addition, their behaviour is causing multiple reports to our call takers and is tying up police resources which could impact on calls to other incidents.

Police said the reports have been made across the Thames Valley area including Bracknell, Milton Keynes, Abingdon and Chesham. Gloucestershire Police said it had received six reports of clown-related incidents, while South Wales Police has also attended numerous similar reports.

Chief Supt Andy Boyd, head of TVP’s neighbourhood policing, said: “While we do not want to be accused of stopping people enjoying themselves, we would also ask those same people to think of the impact of their behaviour on others and themselves.

The new piece you rehearsed today sounded a bit like the choral parts of ELO’s ‘Mr. You’ve got a grounding in pop and songs to an extent, haven’t you? I have real specific eras that I tuned in and tuned out. ’ As an adult, sometimes when I was done writing at the end of the night, sometimes I’d tune in late night FM radio for an hour to clear my head and I’d inadvertently discover bands and suddenly it’s like, ‘Radiohead, who is this?

So as a kid I grew up on The Beatles, but then I dropped out for over a decade. I was really in my own head living in Harlem, 1931, and then all of sudden all this stuff’s been happening in the last decade. I’ve gotta learn more about them.’ In terms of pop music in general, I’m clueless.

A 13-year-old boy was arrested in the Blakelaw area of the city following reports of someone dressed as a clown attempting to scare passers-by.

While others have mostly escaped unharmed from the "frightening" incidents, police are warning potential offenders they still may be committing a Public Order Offence.

“While we realise that reports of this kind are not restricted to the Thames Valley area, the issues of intimidation, potential arrest and waste of public resources are the same across the country and we would urge people to refrain from such activity.” Nobody has been injured in any of the incidents, police said.

In Essex, two Clacton County High School schoolgirls were approached by two people dressed as clowns who asked them if they wanted to attend a birthday party at 9.20am on Tuesday.

People on social media have also reported clown sightings in London, Cheshire, North Wales, Dundee, Norwich, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield.