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Police target Halloween 'intimidation'

Halloween pumpkin
Police want residents to report Halloween 'intimidation'
Hertfordshire police say people concerned about, or intimidated by, trick or treating, should report any incidents at the time they happen.

Officers say troublemakers will be dealt with robustly.

Extra community patrols will be on duty over the Halloween period.

The force has issued a set of guidelines to try to ensure Halloween is safe and trouble-free for all.

  • Adults should ALWAYS accompany children when trick or treating.
  • Young people should never go trick or treating alone.
  • Do not knock on the doors of strangers - only go to people you know.
  • Always keep to well-lit areas.
  • Wear bright clothing and remember the basics of road safety.
  • Keep your ‘tricks’ within the law - anything that results in damage is an offence and will be dealt with as such.
  • Unless pre-arranged, do not visit elderly members of the community.
  • If someone calls at your door - be cautious. Use a door chain or door viewer to check the caller’s identity. If you are unsure, do not open the door.
  • If you are happy for trick or treaters calling at your door, remember to stock up on treats.
Officers say that many of the incidents they are called to investigate at this time of the year involve damage to property caused by flour and eggs, thrown as part of trick or treating.

Local business have been given posters to display in their windows stating that eggs and flour will not be sold to shoppers unless it is part of a larger grocery purchase.

Police say parents should also keep an eye on their egg and flour supplies to stop such items being obtained and misused.

You can discuss this issue in this site's Forum.

October 18, 2003

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