Police appeal to residents and retailers for safe Halloween
PUBLISHED: 09:00 23 October 2011
POLICE have asked retailers in Weston not to sell eggs and flour to under 18s in the run-up to Halloween as part of an initiative aimed at ensuring the night goes smoothly.
Extra officers will be on the streets while more staff will be on duty in call centres on what is one of the busiest nights of the year for police.
Schools, retailers and the force will be working together before the evening to help make the evening safe.
Police called on parents of younger children to accompany them at all times and have also asked older children to respect ‘no trick or treat’ posters and not to bother homes who aren’t getting in the Halloween spirit.
Chief Inspector Yan Georgiou said: We know that this time of the year can be potentially worrying and frightening for vulnerable members of the community – particularly the elderly.
“Our aim – with our partners – is to provide reassurance and support and make our communities feel safe and be safe on the evening, allowing everyone to get into the spirit of the occasion but have a fun and safe time.”
Police asked people to ring 101 if they have an issue which is not an emergency in order to free up services for genuine emergencies.
To download a copy of the police trick or treat posters email visit the Avon and Somerset police website http://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/operations_and_initiatives/relentless/at-halloween.asp