Police target 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.
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.
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October 18, 2003
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