A campaign to reduce incidents of anti-social behaviour over the Halloween and Bonfire Night period is being launched by Leicestershire Constabulary in conjunction with Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service and Harborough District Community Safety Partnership.
Halloween celebrations often involve young people taking part in ‘Trick or Treat' activities. Unfortunately, in previous years this has involved a minority of youngsters throwing eggs and flour at people and houses after the occupants decline to give them a treat.
Officers are working with shops in your area asking them to display posters stating that flour and eggs will not be sold to under-18's who are not accompanied by an adult in the run up to Halloween.
Posters which say ‘No Thanks Trick or Treaters’ (copy attached) are also being distributed to residents to display in their window if they do not wish to take part in Halloween.
Posters and leaflets (attached) are also being distributed ahead of Bonfire Night which remind residents and young people that the safest way to enjoy the night is to go to an organised event.
Police and Trading Standards will be monitoring shops which sell fireworks and targeting those suspected of selling to under-18s.
Harborough Police would urge all our residents to report any incidents of anti-social behaviour on the run up to Halloween to the police on 0116 222 2222. This will allow us to provide the best possible response to any emerging issues.
Please pass this message onto as many people as possible. Your assistance is appreciated.
Henry Whatley (7729)
Harborough Local Policing Unit