Police hoping for stress-free Halloween
PUBLISHED: 15:00 23 October 2010 | UPDATED: 15:54 27 October 2010
AVON and Somerset Police officers are working with residents, children and retailers to ensure they enjoy more treats than tricks this Halloween.
Despite the number of incidents occurring at Halloween dropping over the last few years, officers are keen to keep that trend going and crack down on anti-social behaviour.
Officers have been distributing leaflets to residents and businesses in the area containing advice for an enjoyable evening, and posters saying ‘No trick, no treat, no thanks’ for those hoping for a quiet evening.
Police have been working with retailers to crack down on the sales of flour and eggs to unaccompanied youths, while school liaison officers have been visiting schools to give advice on the use of fireworks and personal safety.
Chief Inspector Yannis Georgiou said: “Our aim – with our partners – is to provide reassurance and support to make our communities feel safe and be safe on the evening, allowing everyone to get into the spirit of the occasion and to have a fun and safe time.
“We know for older people this time of year can be a stressful and worrying time but everyone will be working together to ensure that it is a trouble-free period.