No trick or treating if you see this sign

ARE you worried about answering your door at hallowe en? Police have designed this poster (pictured right) to help you politely ward off uninvited callers.

ARE you worried about answering your door at hallowe'en?

Police have designed this poster (pictured right) to help you politely ward off uninvited callers. Cut it out and stick it on your front door.

Devon and Cornwall Constabulary is advising trick-or-treaters to keep Halloween fun and respect residents' right to privacy.

Axminster based Sergeant Pete Trudgeon has said children should be able to have fun without offending people.


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He said: "Hallowe'en can be a great night for all.

"I have three children and they enjoy dressing up and going out. Not everyone enjoys hallowe'en, though, especially the elderly who can become very frightened.

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"Please only knock at doors of people you know, or people that are not displaying 'no trick or treaters' signs.

"Anyone found to be throwing eggs and flower will be positively dealt with. That said, please have a fantastic evening."

Police are stepping up patrols in Honiton during the run-up to Hallowe'en, on October 31.

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