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Police issue Hallowe’en advisory

Police appealed for help from the public to ensure a safe Hallowe'en.

A police spokesman said officers were “well prepared” to handle the festivities.

But he said: “We appeal to the community to do their part to preserve the safety and security of everyone.”

He said older children, parents and others should supervise youngsters as they collected candy.

The spokesman added: “We also ask that persons walking along the main roads with young children wear brightly-coloured clothing, as well as reflective items, and strongly encourage the use of flashlights.”

Motorists were advised to drive with care, particularly as they travelled through residential areas.

The spokesman added adults who went to Hallowe'en parties should act responsibly.

He said: “If you are intent on consuming alcohol, please do not make the mistake of driving whilst impaired.

“Poor choices can have long-term ramifications.”

Police said they were also prepared to handle violence, property damage and hooliganism, including egg throwing.

The spokesman added: “Such behaviour will not be tolerated and officers will use all lawful powers to deter and detect antisocial behaviour.

“Throwing eggs at people or property may seem like innocent fun — but this irresponsible and potentially dangerous act can cause personal injury and property damage.

“Anyone caught engaging in such activity will be dealt with appropriately.”

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Published October 30, 2018 at 9:00 am (Updated October 30, 2018 at 7:44 am)

Police issue Hallowe’en advisory

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