Police go on Halloween patrol

POLICE and community safety leaders are to make special 'Halloween patrols' of Nailsea in a bid to stamp out trick or treat chaos. Town community beat officers and members of Nailsea Local Action Team will be walking the streets on October 31 to stop youn

POLICE and community safety leaders are to make special 'Halloween patrols' of Nailsea in a bid to stamp out trick or treat chaos.Town community beat officers and members of Nailsea Local Action Team will be walking the streets on October 31 to stop youngsters behaving badly on All Hallows Eve.The move follows problems in previous years with teenagers throwing eggs and flour at local properties.They have also been caught knocking on people's doors then disappearing and running through people's gardens.Nailsea beat officer PC Adam Clarke said: "We don't want to stop the young people from enjoying Halloween."But we do want them to consider how their behaviour may affect other people."Members of the Local Action Team will be coming out with us on Halloween and patrolling local hotspots."In the past Halloween has been a busy time for the police because of a number of calls to young people behaving anti socially, throwing eggs and flour."If youths are found to be behaving badly they will be taken home to their parents."PC Clarke also reminded shopkeepers to avoid selling items such as eggs and flour in the run up to Halloween.LAT chairman John Hunter welcomed the idea of the patrols.Mr Hunter said: "This is something which the police initiated and which we are very happy to support.