Stay safe this Hallowe’en

PUBLISHED: 16:00 31 October 2012




Residents, who do not wish to be visted by trick or treaters, are urged to display the ‘Sorry... no trick or treat this Halloween’ poster as part of a Devon and Cornwall police campaign.

A new campaign has been launched to ensure Hallowe’en is a safe and enjoyable time for everyone.

Devon and Cornwall police, as part of it’s Sorry... no trick or treat this Halloween initiative, is encouraging residents who do not want to be visited by trick-or-treaters to cut out the poster (left) and put it on their front door or a window.

PC Clive Vickery, of Honiton, said: “The number of Hallowe’en activities has grown immensely in recent years.

“For many people, it is a fun event where you get the chance to dress up and go out with friends. Whilst not wishing to discourage any of that, we ask trick-or-treaters to consider that there are some people, particularly elderly and vulnerable, who get worried if strangers call at the door during the evening.”

He 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 houses displaying this poster.”

n Parents are reminded to ensure their children are supervised when out trick-or-treating.

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