Police step up patrols for Halloween

Posted on - 26th October, 2011 - 9:00am | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston News

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Police in Preston have moved to reassure the community ahead of Halloween over concerns about anti-social behaviour.

Additional police patrols will be on duty in the run up to Halloween and Bonfire night.

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The force have also unveiled a poster – seen above – which residents can download to warn off trick or treaters.

Inspector Ian Cooper asked children to be respectful.

He said: “Halloween is renowned for the ‘trick or treat’ tradition and whilst we don’t want to ruin anyone’s fun, we want everyone to be safe and feel safe.


“We know that some of our more vulnerable and elderly members of the community feel a little nervous at this time of year which is why we will be carrying out extra patrols across the county.”

“Trick or treaters should never go into houses, be careful not to frighten vulnerable people, be visible, behave responsibly and look carefully before crossing the road.”

The poster is available to download from the Lancashire Police website.

Anyone with concerns about anti-social behaviour in their area can contact their local neighbourhood policing team on 0845 1 25 35 45.

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