[25 OCT 00]
WARWICKSHIRE CONSTABULARY NEWS
Let Trick Or Treaters Step Over The Mark
Hallowe’en youngsters are being warned to take steps to make
sure the evening doesn’t become a living nightmare.
Police say they have received an increasing number of complaint
about children playing Trick or Treat in their neighbourhood.
Seamus Faulkner said youngsters and their parents should also bear
some safety tips in mind to make sure that they are not at risk
while out having fun.
people might not like this tradition but it is becoming more
popular as we follow the trend of the United States in dressing
up and trick or treating on 31 October.
hope parents of children who are planning to dress up this year
and go trick or treating will follow our advice and ensure the
night passes happily and safely for everyone – and that means
not only the trick or treaters but the householders they
Faulkner said children should never go out alone – they should
stay in a group of at least three and preferably have an adult
should wear clothing that can be seen by other road user, and not
go out late at night or visit the homes of elderly or vulnerable
homes that are well lit, don’t go into a stranger’s house and
respect people who do not want to give anything.
Faulkner is also telling householders that they shouldn’t feel
obliged to open the door or give anything, and shouldn’t give