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Advice for a safe #Halloween and downloadable poster for those who would rather not have visitors

Warwickshire Police are warning trick or treaters to stay safe while enjoying Halloween.

With October 31 just around the corner, advice is being offered to those venturing outside.

  • Adults should always accompany young children. Never let youngsters go ‘trick or treating’ alone.
  • Only visit the homes of people you know. Never accept an invitation to go inside a stranger’s home.
  • Always keep to well-lit areas, wear bright clothing and carry a torch.
  • Unless pre-arranged, do not visit elderly and/or vulnerable members of the community. Halloween can often be a worrying and stressful time.
  • Keep any tricks within the law.
  • If a house is displaying a ‘sorry no trick or treat’ sign, please respect this.

And for those wanting to deter people stopping by their house, the police have a downloadable poster which can be displayed on a window or door.


A spokesman for Warwickshire Police said: “If you’d rather your home was not visited this Halloween, we have a ‘sorry no trick or treat’ downloadable poster that you can display as well as general advice.

“Please share the poster and advice with elderly and/or vulnerable neighbours and relatives.”

About Paul Hooper, WCC (575 Articles)
Group Manager: Community Safety and Substance Misuse
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