With Hallowe’en approaching, Sussex Police want to remind people to be safe and celebrate considerately.
To ensure there is not an increase in noise nuisance or vandalism on October 31, there are partnership operations in place between Sussex Police, fire and rescue services, district councils, county councils and youth services across Sussex.
Chief Inspector Laurence Taylor said: “We want everyone to be able to enjoy Hallowe’en and all the celebrations that are on offer. But for some, especially the elderly and vulnerable, it can be a distressing time. Many of the calls we get are about children and young people. Sometimes what they intend just as fun can upset others, endanger people or damage property.
“We would encourage parents to make sure they know where their children are and what they are doing so that they can have fun safely and responsibly.
“Residents can be assured we will provide extra police resources and we will be checking that the regulations on the sale of alcohol and fireworks are being followed.”
If you are a parent or guardian with young children, police said do not allow them to go out without an adult. If you and your children are planning to go trick or treating, respect notices that are displayed in homes of people stating that they do not want to take part.
For more advice or to download a No Trick or Treaters or Trick or Treaters welcome poster, visit www.sussex.police.uk/advice-and-support/halloween