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Trick or Treat Warning from Police

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 6:00am 31st October 2012

Pirate FM has learnt a Halloween campaign across Cornwall and Devon has seen a drop in anti-social behaviour.

"Sorry... No Trick Or Treat" posters are being handed out again this year, for locals who do not want children to call.

Inspector Paul Morgan says some can feel intimidated: "People are respecting that and that's why we're continuing the campaign but the other thing is it's about the safety of people on the streets as well. Consider your safety, carry a mobile phone, carry a torch, be seen and that's really the general message we're giving; have fun, consider other people, stay safe.halloween poster

"We've also traditionally had the eggs and flour issues and we've had the assistance of local retailers to restrict those sales and to just be mindful of groups who, they may be thinking they're having fun but it can cause damage, it can cause mess for others to clear up and it can appear intimidating."

Devon and Cornwall Police are asking people to respect the poster.

Inspector Paul Morgan added: "We're not here to ruin people's fun but we would urge trick-or-treaters to be aware that some people do not want to be disturbed. We would ask people not to call at homes displaying this poster."

Six tips for young people at Halloween, listed by Devon and Cornwall Police:

  • Always be accompanied by an adult when you are trick-or-treating.
  • You should only go to houses of people that you know and who are happy for you to call.
  • Stay safe, keep to places that you know and are well lit. Do not take short cuts through gardens, alleyways or parks.
  • Watch out for traffic - drivers might not see you.
  • If you are wearing a mask make sure that you can see where you are going and are aware of your surroundings.
  • Carry a torch and a fully charged mobile phone (if you have one).
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