December 10 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, October 5, 2013
‘Show respect’ is the message to people across the county planning to celebrate Halloween at the end of October and Bonfire Night in early November.
Norfolk police are drafting in extra officers and have urged trick or treaters not to pester vulnerable people.
Inspector Paul Garrard, from the Operational Partnerships Team, said: “Our key message here is for people to be respectful of others.
“We want everyone to have a happy Halloween and understand that this celebration brings trick or treaters out into our community.”
“However, we’re asking people to please be mindful that some of our more vulnerable residents can find this a distressing time of year, and find people knocking on their door after dark a scary experience.
“We would ask everyone to respect the wishes of those who choose not to celebrate this occasion. The same applies for Bonfire Night – we urge everyone to have fun, stay safe and respect residents in their neighbourhood.”
Shopkeepers will not sell eggs or flour to under 16s at the end of the month.
Temporary assistant chief constable Nick Dean said: “We hope that people will take a responsible attitude to Halloween and bonfire night.”
Posters to display in windows which welcome trick or treaters, or ask them not to call, can be downloaded here.