Rejoice fearful reader for the Northampton clown is not a menacing supernatural apparition or potential balloon-based murderer - he is but a man!

Alex Powell to be precise, a documentary filmmaker and Northampton University ­student.

After terrifying Northampton, the UK and the globe with his sinisterly forlorn and ever so unhumorous clowning antics, his identity has at last been revealed.

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Powell had previously denied he was the Northampton Clown

Powell was spotted entering a house just off the busy shopping area of Wellingborough Road with two accomplices.


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He emerged from the flat around an hour and a half later, after the all clear was given by his friends, he walked a short distance to the car park, posed for a few pictures taken by his friends on their phones.

Powell, 22, had previously denied being the clown.

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The little fibber

But he was forced to confess to journalists working for the Sunday People that he was indeed the Northampton clown.

He said: "OK, I am the clown but I’ve been trying to keep it as ­mysterious as possible. To be discreet so people didn’t find out.

"Your pictures are from the day I went to meet a little girl who only has six months to live.

"Her mum messaged me saying she really wants to meet you before she dies. I took a picture with her and gave her a clown teddy and stuff."

So there it is folks, he's not a terrifying monster likely to be found under your bed, he's actually quite a nice guy...

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    It's the question the world has been asking, just who is the Northampton Clown, and today we can reveal the face behind the mask and reveal his identity as film and documentary maker Alex Powell who has already denied being the clown. Late last Saturday evening the clown revealed himself once again to the world in a small car park just off the busy shopping area of Wellingborough Road, known as 'Welly Road' to locals, the male arrived at a ground floor flat nearby at around 4pm where two of his 'accomplices' had already arrived some time before, he emerged from the flat around an hour and a half later, after the all clear was given by his friends, he walked a short distance to the car park, posed for a few pictures taken by his friends on their phones, two members of the public also took pictures of the infamous creep before his friends guided him back to the flat where he left again at around 6.15pm. The man beneath the disguise lives in a terraced house in Northampton, close to Northants County Cricket Ground, less than a mile from his latest appearance. All of his previous appearances have been within a mile and a half of his house. These are the first ever professional pictures of the clown and his entourage brought to you exclusively today.

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    It's the question the world has been asking, just who is the Northampton Clown, and today we can reveal the face behind the mask and reveal his identity as film and documentary maker Alex Powell who has already denied being the clown. Late last Saturday evening the clown revealed himself once again to the world in a small car park just off the busy shopping area of Wellingborough Road, known as 'Welly Road' to locals, the male arrived at a ground floor flat nearby at around 4pm where two of his 'accomplices' had already arrived some time before, he emerged from the flat around an hour and a half later, after the all clear was given by his friends, he walked a short distance to the car park, posed for a few pictures taken by his friends on their phones, two members of the public also took pictures of the infamous creep before his friends guided him back to the flat where he left again at around 6.15pm. The man beneath the disguise lives in a terraced house in Northampton, close to Northants County Cricket Ground, less than a mile from his latest appearance. All of his previous appearances have been within a mile and a half of his house. These are the first ever professional pictures of the clown and his entourage brought to you exclusively today.

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    It's the question the world has been asking, just who is the Northampton Clown, and today we can reveal the face behind the mask and reveal his identity as film and documentary maker Alex Powell who has already denied being the clown. Late last Saturday evening the clown revealed himself once again to the world in a small car park just off the busy shopping area of Wellingborough Road, known as 'Welly Road' to locals, the male arrived at a ground floor flat nearby at around 4pm where two of his 'accomplices' had already arrived some time before, he emerged from the flat around an hour and a half later, after the all clear was given by his friends, he walked a short distance to the car park, posed for a few pictures taken by his friends on their phones, two members of the public also took pictures of the infamous creep before his friends guided him back to the flat where he left again at around 6.15pm. The man beneath the disguise lives in a terraced house in Northampton, close to Northants County Cricket Ground, less than a mile from his latest appearance. All of his previous appearances have been within a mile and a half of his house. These are the first ever professional pictures of the clown and his entourage brought to you exclusively today.

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    It's the question the world has been asking, just who is the Northampton Clown, and today we can reveal the face behind the mask and reveal his identity as film and documentary maker Alex Powell who has already denied being the clown. Late last Saturday evening the clown revealed himself once again to the world in a small car park just off the busy shopping area of Wellingborough Road, known as 'Welly Road' to locals, the male arrived at a ground floor flat nearby at around 4pm where two of his 'accomplices' had already arrived some time before, he emerged from the flat around an hour and a half later, after the all clear was given by his friends, he walked a short distance to the car park, posed for a few pictures taken by his friends on their phones, two members of the public also took pictures of the infamous creep before his friends guided him back to the flat where he left again at around 6.15pm. The man beneath the disguise lives in a terraced house in Northampton, close to Northants County Cricket Ground, less than a mile from his latest appearance. All of his previous appearances have been within a mile and a half of his house. These are the first ever professional pictures of the clown and his entourage brought to you exclusively today.

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    It's the question the world has been asking, just who is the Northampton Clown, and today we can reveal the face behind the mask and reveal his identity as film and documentary maker Alex Powell who has already denied being the clown. Late last Saturday evening the clown revealed himself once again to the world in a small car park just off the busy shopping area of Wellingborough Road, known as 'Welly Road' to locals, the male arrived at a ground floor flat nearby at around 4pm where two of his 'accomplices' had already arrived some time before, he emerged from the flat around an hour and a half later, after the all clear was given by his friends, he walked a short distance to the car park, posed for a few pictures taken by his friends on their phones, two members of the public also took pictures of the infamous creep before his friends guided him back to the flat where he left again at around 6.15pm. The man beneath the disguise lives in a terraced house in Northampton, close to Northants County Cricket Ground, less than a mile from his latest appearance. All of his previous appearances have been within a mile and a half of his house. These are the first ever professional pictures of the clown and his entourage brought to you exclusively today.

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    It's the question the world has been asking, just who is the Northampton Clown, and today we can reveal the face behind the mask and reveal his identity as film and documentary maker Alex Powell who has already denied being the clown. Late last Saturday evening the clown revealed himself once again to the world in a small car park just off the busy shopping area of Wellingborough Road, known as 'Welly Road' to locals, the male arrived at a ground floor flat nearby at around 4pm where two of his 'accomplices' had already arrived some time before, he emerged from the flat around an hour and a half later, after the all clear was given by his friends, he walked a short distance to the car park, posed for a few pictures taken by his friends on their phones, two members of the public also took pictures of the infamous creep before his friends guided him back to the flat where he left again at around 6.15pm. The man beneath the disguise lives in a terraced house in Northampton, close to Northants County Cricket Ground, less than a mile from his latest appearance. All of his previous appearances have been within a mile and a half of his house. These are the first ever professional pictures of the clown and his entourage brought to you exclusively today.

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    It's the question the world has been asking, just who is the Northampton Clown, and today we can reveal the face behind the mask and reveal his identity as film and documentary maker Alex Powell who has already denied being the clown. Late last Saturday evening the clown revealed himself once again to the world in a small car park just off the busy shopping area of Wellingborough Road, known as 'Welly Road' to locals, the male arrived at a ground floor flat nearby at around 4pm where two of his 'accomplices' had already arrived some time before, he emerged from the flat around an hour and a half later, after the all clear was given by his friends, he walked a short distance to the car park, posed for a few pictures taken by his friends on their phones, two members of the public also took pictures of the infamous creep before his friends guided him back to the flat where he left again at around 6.15pm. The man beneath the disguise lives in a terraced house in Northampton, close to Northants County Cricket Ground, less than a mile from his latest appearance. All of his previous appearances have been within a mile and a half of his house. These are the first ever professional pictures of the clown and his entourage brought to you exclusively today.

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    It's the question the world has been asking, just who is the Northampton Clown, and today we can reveal the face behind the mask and reveal his identity as film and documentary maker Alex Powell who has already denied being the clown. Late last Saturday evening the clown revealed himself once again to the world in a small car park just off the busy shopping area of Wellingborough Road, known as 'Welly Road' to locals, the male arrived at a ground floor flat nearby at around 4pm where two of his 'accomplices' had already arrived some time before, he emerged from the flat around an hour and a half later, after the all clear was given by his friends, he walked a short distance to the car park, posed for a few pictures taken by his friends on their phones, two members of the public also took pictures of the infamous creep before his friends guided him back to the flat where he left again at around 6.15pm. The man beneath the disguise lives in a terraced house in Northampton, close to Northants County Cricket Ground, less than a mile from his latest appearance. All of his previous appearances have been within a mile and a half of his house. These are the first ever professional pictures of the clown and his entourage brought to you exclusively today.

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    It's the question the world has been asking, just who is the Northampton Clown, and today we can reveal the face behind the mask and reveal his identity as film and documentary maker Alex Powell who has already denied being the clown. Late last Saturday evening the clown revealed himself once again to the world in a small car park just off the busy shopping area of Wellingborough Road, known as 'Welly Road' to locals, the male arrived at a ground floor flat nearby at around 4pm where two of his 'accomplices' had already arrived some time before, he emerged from the flat around an hour and a half later, after the all clear was given by his friends, he walked a short distance to the car park, posed for a few pictures taken by his friends on their phones, two members of the public also took pictures of the infamous creep before his friends guided him back to the flat where he left again at around 6.15pm. The man beneath the disguise lives in a terraced house in Northampton, close to Northants County Cricket Ground, less than a mile from his latest appearance. All of his previous appearances have been within a mile and a half of his house. These are the first ever professional pictures of the clown and his entourage brought to you exclusively today.

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    It's the question the world has been asking, just who is the Northampton Clown, and today we can reveal the face behind the mask and reveal his identity as film and documentary maker Alex Powell who has already denied being the clown. Late last Saturday evening the clown revealed himself once again to the world in a small car park just off the busy shopping area of Wellingborough Road, known as 'Welly Road' to locals, the male arrived at a ground floor flat nearby at around 4pm where two of his 'accomplices' had already arrived some time before, he emerged from the flat around an hour and a half later, after the all clear was given by his friends, he walked a short distance to the car park, posed for a few pictures taken by his friends on their phones, two members of the public also took pictures of the infamous creep before his friends guided him back to the flat where he left again at around 6.15pm. The man beneath the disguise lives in a terraced house in Northampton, close to Northants County Cricket Ground, less than a mile from his latest appearance. All of his previous appearances have been within a mile and a half of his house. These are the first ever professional pictures of the clown and his entourage brought to you exclusively today.