Staying safe this Halloween

Police Fireworks poster. Ref mhh halloween

Police Fireworks poster. Ref mhh halloween - Credit: Archant

Police launch ‘Sorry... no trick or treat this Halloween’ campaign

Police in Honiton are taking steps to ensure Halloween is a happy and safe time for everyone.

The ‘Sorry... no trick or treat this Halloween’ campaign is encouraging residents who do not want to be disturbed by trick-or-treaters to place the poster on the front door or in a prominent window of their home.

PCSO Steve Mingo, said: “Halloween activities are really popular and have 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.

“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.”

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To stay safe this Halloween young people are urged to:

• Always be accompanied by an adult when you are trick-or-treating.

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• 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

Cut out the poster or download it online at

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