Halloween message

KEEP yourself safe - but do not frighten elderly or vulnerable people - that is the message from police this Halloween.

Schools across North Somerset have been visited by police neighbourhood teams and hundreds of children have had talks from their local officers.

As part of Operation Relentless neighbourhood teams have also visited large retailers and shops throughout the Nailsea and Clevedon areas to prevent them selling eggs and flour to unaccompanied under-18s.

They have posted leaflets for people to display in their window if they do not wish to be visited by ‘trick or treaters’.

Small cards containing a Halloween code have been given to children. The advice is:

You may also want to watch:

• Never go trick or treating alone.

• Never knock on strangers’ doors.

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• Stay safe on the roads and wear brightly-coloured clothes.

• Stay in well-lit areas.

• Never play tricks on strangers.

Extra staff will be on duty in the police’s communications centres based in Portishead and Taunton to deal with any increase in emergency or non-emergency calls today (Wed).

Police are asking people to call the non-emergency line 101 with reports of eggs and flour incidents or nuisance behaviour, so the 999 system is still available to emergency callers.

Log on to www.northsomersettimes.co.uk for a copy of the poster.

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