Police warning on trick or treat

Police are urging people to be safe and sensible when celebrating Halloween.

Sergeant Warren Downs, of Rye Police said: “Halloween comes at a time when the evenings begin to get darker and colder and a rise in anti-social behaviour relating to noise, nuisance, criminal damage and fireworks can occur.

“For some, especially the elderly and vulnerable, Hallowe’en can be a very distressing time.

“Equally if you are a parent or guardian who likes to take part in the festivities, you need to play your part.

“ Never allow young children to go out without an adult , and if you and your children are planning to go trick or treating please respect notices at the homes of residents asking not to be disturbed.

“Please also be alert to any unaccompanied children who may be without adult supervision. If your teenage children are planning to trick or treat remind them not to knock on the doors of strangers.

Superintendent Laurence Taylor says: “Thousands of people throughout Sussex enjoy Hallowe’en and we do not want to spoil their fun.

“However, there is a minority who make the evening a real nightmare for those who choose not to participate in Hallowe’en traditions.

“We expect many people of all ages to be attending parties and enjoying the evening. As always, we will remain vigilant and will not tolerate unacceptable behaviour that causes unnecessary distress to others.”

If you are worried about Trick or Treaters then visit http://www.sussex.police.uk/help-centre/ask-us/seasonal-advice/im-worried-about-trick-or-treaters-at-halloween-what-can-i-do.