Treat Each Other With Respect This Halloween

Wessex FM has teamed up with Dorset Police to make sure everyone enjoys a safe Halloween this year.

Police officers will be carrying out extra patrols across the county this weekend and have issued a warning that anti-social behaviour won't be tolerated.

Chief Inspector Mike Darkin told Wessex FM: " Lots of people like to get dressed up and have fun on Halloween, but for some members of our community it can be quite a distressing time. Its important that trick or treaters appreciate that some people, particularly the vulnerable, may be scared or intimidated by groups of trick or treaters knocking on their doors".

The Police have produced this poster which you can put up if you don't want people calling at your house.

Halloween poster jpeg format

To Download this Poster CLICK HERE

Here Are some Top Trick or Treating Tips From The Police

  • Make sure that a parent or guardian knows where you are – trick or treaters should always have adult supervision
  • Only call on friends, family or neighbours – and ideally this should be arranged in advance
  • Respect the rights of those who do not want to take part
  • Do not accept money and be grateful for any treats
  • Do not play tricks on people – these can be frightening and could even be a criminal offence
  • Criminal damage – which includes vandalism and throwing objects like eggs and flour – can result in a fine or even a prison sentence