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Keep Your Little Monsters (& Yourself) Safe This Halloween

Whether you are going out trick or treating, or staying in and not wanting to be disturbed, there’s safety advice for you, from Warwickshire Police!

Halloween 2018 is fast approaching. Whether you’re ‘trick or treating’ or having friends over for a party we want you all to have a good time.

Whilst we want you to have a good time, we also want you to remain safe. Halloween can often be a worrying and unnerving time for the elderly, vulnerable or those who live alone.

If you are planning on going ‘trick or treating’, our colleagues at Warwickshire Police provide the following advice:

  • 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.

Advice for those who do not wish to receive ‘Trick or Treat’ visitors

  • Either download a ‘No Trick or Treat Poster‘ or make your own – make the message clear but polite
  • If someone should knock your door, don’t answer
  • If you are feeling threatened or intimidated by the behaviour of the trick or treaters call Warwickshire Police on 101 for advice


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