Halloween celebrations often involve young people taking part in trick or treat activities. Parents should take responsibility for their children’s behaviour and ensure that they know where they are at all times. By following a few simple tips everyone, whether young or old, can have a happy and safe time at Halloween.
Tips for young people:
- Always be accompanied by an adult when you are trick or treating.
- 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 may 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.
- If you don’t want to be bothered by ‘trick or treaters’ display a suitable poster in your window. These can be collected from your local police station or downloaded at www.suffolk.police.uk or via our Facebook page www.facebook.com/suffolkpolice.
- Report any incidents of anti-social behaviour on the run up to Halloween to the police on 101. This will allow us to provide the best possible response to any emerging issues.
- Shop keepers – don’t sell flour and eggs to unaccompanied under-16 in the run up to Halloween.
- Any damage caused by egg throwing will be treated as criminal damage and those caught will be prosecuted. If they are found guilty this will result in a criminal record.