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Hampshire Constabulary hopes to stop anti-social behaviour on Hallowe'en
PEOPLE in Basingstoke who do not want to be disturbed by trick or treaters this Hallowe’en can display a new poster designed by the police.
Hampshire Constabulary wants people out on Hallowe’en to be mindful that some elderly or vulnerable people may feel intimidated by opening their door to large groups of people.
The No Trick or Treat poster can be downloaded from the force’s website, hampshire.police.uk.
Chief Inspector Jerry Patterson, Hampshire Constabulary’s neighbourhoods and partnership lead, said: “Every year, our force control room receives calls from people who have been frightened or disturbed by trick or treaters in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
“Tackling anti-social behaviour is a priority for Hampshire Constabulary and police officers will be targeting hotspots areas across the two counties during Hallowe’en and Bonfire Night to ensure that people are respecting others in their local neighbourhood.”
He added: “We’re not saying that we don’t want people to have fun at Hallowe’en, we just want to impress upon those taking part the need to behave appropriately and to be considerate of others.”
Local shops will also display posters, reminding shoppers that eggs and flour will not be sold to under-16s in the days leading up to October 31.
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