A scary clown that haunts the streets of an Ayrshire village has released a chilling new video to coincide with Friday the 13th - which he describes as 'his favourite day'.

The clown - dressed in a similar costume as Stephen King's IT - has become an overnight sensation after being covered by Sky News.

The terrifying figure has appeared in Skelmorlie over recent years at Hallowe'en and has returned again this year to frighten locals and play some spooky games. 

The clown has been leaving red balloons and clues around the village and people are asked to find them and solve the riddles, which have spelled out a word. 

Videos of the clown are posted to local Facebook pages under the name Cole Deimos, but the figure's true identity remains a mystery. 

Largs and Millport Weekly News:

In a new chilling video, with bloody red subtitle graphics accompanying the clown's deep computer-orientated voice, the clown says: "It's Friday the 13th my favourite day, I think it is time for a game to play.

"I hope that you're hungry, I've bought a few snacks, don't eat the whole thing or you might eat your task.

"Boxes of red, you're looking for ten.

"The first one's been found I've been watching them.

"You've got till dawn on the day after next.

"I'll be waiting let the game commence."

And in the last seconds of the video, the clown dramatically appears from the shadows of the darkened trees near Skelmorlie's main A78 trunk road, which runs through the centre of the village.

Now red balloons has been spotted tied up in various areas of the village, with a key and a cookie found near one property this morning.

Some locals have drawn a comparison to the "The Key the Secret" by British group Urban Cookie Collective.