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Don’t be a fiend this Halloween!

Don’t be a fiend this Halloween!

Friday 31 October 2014

Don’t be a fiend this Halloween!

Friday 31 October 2014

Police are reminding Islanders that not everyone likes ghoulish goings on at Halloween or “trick or treaters” knocking at their doors.

They’ve come up with two posters for those who are staying indoors to download on their website to help let others know whether they are in for a treat or not.

Inspector Mark Coxshall said: “Halloween can be a fun time but it can also be a worrying time for those people who don’t want to get involved in trick or treating.

“If you are planning to go out on Friday night, please make sure you are only visiting people who are happy to be part of Halloween.

“Please respect the wishes of those people who don’t want trick or treaters knocking at their door.”

The police will have extra officers patrolling residential areas tonight and Inspector Coxshall has put together these handy Halloween tips for those who are out and about:

  • Don’t knock on doors where you see a "No Trick or Treat" sign
  • Always go trick or treating with an adult
  • Plan your route before setting off – only visit houses where you or your friends know the residents 
  • Be visible, so motorists and other pedestrians can see you
  • Don’t talk to strangers on the street
  • Don’t enter any house, stay on the doorstep
  • Stay with the people you are with - do not go off on your own
  • Stay in areas that are well lit with street lights. Take a torch with you just in case
  • Be careful not to frighten vulnerable people, especially the elderly

Anyone who feels threatened or vulnerable over Halloween or sees any suspicious behaviour can call the Police on 612612.

You can download the posters here.  

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