Essex Police promote 'Stay safe and have fun' Halloween message
HALLOWEEN should be an opportunity for young people to stay safe and have fun, but not at other people s expense – that is the message from Essex Police in the run up to October 31. Officers are working with retailers, young people and the fire service t
HALLOWEEN should be an opportunity for young people to stay safe and have fun, but not at other people's expense - that is the message from Essex Police in the run up to October 31.
Officers are working with retailers, young people and the fire service to keep the community safe on what is often one of the busiest nights of the year.
Retailers across the county are being encouraged to restrict the sale of eggs and flour to young people in the run up to Halloween.
Essex Police is joining up with Essex County Fire and Rescue Service to visit schools in various parts of the county to give advice on firework and Halloween safety.
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Young people are being encouraged to visit www.2smart.co.uk/halloween to find out more about how trick or treating can intimidate some members of our community. On the site there are also interactive screensavers, fun things to do and the chance to win a Nintendo wii.
Inspector Kevin Whipps said: "We want the whole community to feel safe in the lead up to and on Halloween night. We are not interested in spoiling people's fun but Halloween should not be an excuse for anti-social behaviour. We will deal firmly with those who seek to cause misery.
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"Young people should take care if they decide to go trick or treating. For everyone else, I would say please be tolerant of young people at this time of year but you do not have to accept bad behaviour and we would urge you to call police if you are concerned."
If you do not want to be bothered by trick or treaters on Halloween download the 'no trick or treaters' posters from www.2smart.co.uk/halloween