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Tips for a safe and happy Halloween

Alert message sent 29/10/2019 10:41:00

Information sent on behalf of Cambridgeshire Constabulary


With Halloween round the corner we are urging trick-or-treaters to respect their neighbours.

Halloween is traditionally a night of fun and frolics with children dressed up as ghosts, witches and assorted monsters.

While many are happy to hand over sweets or other presents to ward off the evil spirits it’s important to remember not everybody wants strangers knocking on their doors.

For vulnerable or older members of the community Halloween can be a frightening and intimidating experience.

We have created a downloadable poster people can display in their homes asking trick-or-treaters not to call as well as some tips for trick-or-treaters to ensure everyone has a pleasant evening:
  • Ensure children are accompanied by a responsible adult
  • Explain how vulnerable people can be frightened by an unexpected group calling at their door on a dark evening
  • Only knock at houses where you know you will be welcome
  • Respect any ‘no trick-or-treating’ notices displayed
To download a copy of the poster visit https://www.cambs.police.uk/A-Z/Halloween. Copies are also available for collection at our police stations.
 
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