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Halloween crime prevention advice

Alert message sent 31/10/2019 13:40:00

Information sent on behalf of Surrey Police

Happy Halloween!

Remember if you’re out and about trick or treating this evening to lock up at home and leave a light on. Burglars aren’t choosy about which night of the year it is.

Here are some handy tips for you and the kids:
• Children should tell you where they are going if you’re not with them and should stay with a group of responsible children.
• Children should be reminded to never knock at a strangers door or go into a house.
• If you’re going out in costume, always wear something reflective so that you can be seen, and carry a torch and a mobile phone.
• Don’t vandalise people’s property if they don’t come to the door, this could be reported as a criminal offence.
• Respect the wishes of elderly or vulnerable people, especially if they’re displaying a no trick-or-treat poster.
Advice for other residents:
• If you do not know who is calling at your house, you do not need to open the door. Use a spy hole or door chain if you need to check who it is.
• If you feel threatened in your home contact the police on 101, always dial 999 in an emergency.
• Keep the number of a relative handy.
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Carolyn Anstey (Surrey Police, Office Manager, Runnymede)

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