Trick or Treaters Information from West Mercia Police

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Trick or treaters urged to be “frightfully thoughtful” of others this Halloween

We’re urging those taking part in Halloween trick or treating this year to be “s-careful” and “frightfully thoughtful” of others.

Halloween can be a great time of year for many, in particular children and young people, and a great opportunity to dress up and go trick or treating.

However, for some people Halloween behaviour can leave them feeling intimidated and distressed, or they simply don’t want to be visited by trick or treaters.

As in previous years, to help those who do not want to be visited by trick or treaters, we’ve produced our annual poster for them to display in the window.

Superintendent Edward Hancox, said: “We know Halloween can be an exciting time for many people and don’t want to spoil anyone’s fun, but we are asking that if you do plan on trick or treating that you are mindful of others who may not want to get involved, as Halloween trick or treaters can often leave some people feeling intimated or distressed.

“As we have done in previous years, we will have an increased police presence throughout the evening during Halloween with officers carrying out high visibility patrols in key areas to ensure those who are out and about can enjoy Halloween safely.

“If anyone does have any concerns while they are out trick or treating, whether it be anti-social or suspicious behaviour, then I would encourage them to report this to us.”

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