Uttlesford: Halloween almost crime free say Essex Police

POLICE in Uttlesford are delighted that Halloween night was largely trouble free, with only three incidents being reported across the district.

Sgt Lindsay Beckman said: “Officers undertook a lot of work in schools and the community in the run-up to Halloween night, educating young people in particular about how to behave safely and respectfully when trick or treating.

“We are delighted that only three incidents were reported to Essex Police in Uttlesford district on October 31, suggesting that our communities enjoyed a safe and friendly Halloween.”

Between 7.30pm and 11.15pm on October 31, eggs and flour was thrown at a car in Hunters Way, Saffron Walden.

On cleaning the vehicle, the owner found that the wing mirror was damaged, with an estimated cost of �100.

There was a report of eggs being thrown at a house in the Weaverhead Lane area of Thaxted, shortly before 9pm on October 31, which police are investigating.

An 18-year-old man received a Fixed Penalty Notice for a firework incident in Elsenham on October 31.

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No incidents were reported in Dunmow or Stansted.