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.”