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Halloween Respect

Alert message sent 31/10/2019 13:33:00

Information sent on behalf of Devon and Cornwall Police

Devon & Cornwall Police is encouraging those who celebrate at Halloween to make it a safe and enjoyable time for everyone. 
Have fun if you’re going trick-or-treating this Halloween but remember not everyone wants you to call at their home. They may have a sleeping child, nervous pet or feel vulnerable. Pumpkins and decorations are a good sign they want to join in, but if the house is in darkness or has our “Sorry…no trick or treat this Halloween” poster politely declining trick or treaters, you should move on.
“In recent years we’ve seen an increase in the number of people participating in Halloween fun.
“We ask everyone who’s going trick-or-treating to think about other people, particularly the elderly and vulnerable, as they may get worried or even frightened if strangers are continually calling at their door during the evening. 
“We don’t want to discourage anyone from having fun, but we ask people not to call at homes displaying the ‘Sorry, no trick or treat poster” and not to be persistent if your requests are declined.”


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Shirley Craft (Police, Community Messaging Officer, Devon & Cornwall)
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