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18 Oct 2012
When it comes to celebrating Halloween this year, Cheshire
Police is reminding people to be safe and to be
Every year, Cheshire Police has to deal with a high
number of calls relating to anti-social
behaviour as a result of people causing trouble during the
Halloween and Bonfire period.
During Halloween last year, 767 calls were received reporting an
act of anti-social behaviour. Of these, 100 were alcohol-related
and 219 came in via emergency 999 calls. Since 2011, thre has been
a 2.6% reduction in emergency 999 calls.
For the Bonfire period, there were 767 anti-social behaviour
calls, of which 113 involved alcohol and 244 came in via 999
Assistant Chief Constable Janette McCormick said:
McCormick, Cheshire Constabulary
Anti-social behaviour is unacceptable whatever the time of year.
However, the Halloween period does historically produce an increase
in the number of calls we take relating to anti-social behaviour.
Therefore, our message is clear - parents be aware of what your
children are up to on Halloween. Accompany children trick or
treating rather than letting them go on their own to make sure they
are safe and not being a nuisance to others.
Additionally we want to remind shop owners
about selling large quantities of eggs and flour to youngsters, as
they may be used inappropriately to cause mischief.
We don't want to stop people having a good time - enjoy
yourself, be responsible and remember not everyone wants to
To help people who do not want to deal with trick or treaters,
Cheshire Police have produced flyers displaying on each side “yes”
or “no” to trick or treaters. If someone has displayed “no” in
their window, we are asking that they are not disturbed. The flyers
will be distributed across the county but are also available