Samantha Hancock (Police, Crime Prevention Unit Manager, Nottinghamshire) writes: During this season the run up to Halloween and Bonfire Night, we have an increased amount of reported incidents of antisocial behaviour where some young people find it amusing to target local residents, many of them vulnerable, by throwing eggs at windows.
We can reduce this problem if we can make it difficult for them to obtain eggs. All shopkeepers have been advised not to sell eggs to teenagers. Please also bear this in mind if you are sending your teenager to the shop for any supplies!
The link below takes you to our webpage where you can download a poster to display at home if you do not wish to be approached by Trick or Treaters.
Also on this page is advice for those of you with children, on enjoying Halloween safely and being considerate to others.
The final item on this page is for shopkeepers who wish to display a Police sign stating that eggs and flour will not be sold to youngsters during this period.
Please feel free to print these and provide to older relatives, friends and neighbours.
You are also most welcome to forward this advice on to others.
For those of you taking part, we hope you enjoy Halloween. For those not partaking, we hope this passes peacefully.
Anyone wishing to receive advice on safety, security and crime prevention are welcome to contact the Crime Prevention Unit on 101 extn 800 3011 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Broxtowe Community email.