Police issue Halloween warning for festivities

Parents are being warned to play their part in keeping their children and others safe during the Halloween festivities.

Wealden Police has issued the warning as the annual event approaches.

Parents and the elderly are being advised on what to expect

PCSO Jamie Harwood said, “With Halloween fast approaching, wealden neighbourhood policing team are handing out trick or treat posters to residents.

“Halloween falls on October 31 and is a time when the evenings begin to get darker and colder and a rise in anti-social behaviour relating to noise, nuisance, criminal damage and fireworks can occur.

“For some, especially the elderly and vulnerable, Halloween can be a very distressing time.

“If you are a parent or guardian, you need to play your part in the festivities.

“Never allow young children to go out without an adult and if you and your children are planning to go trick or treating please respect notices at the homes of residents asking not to be disturbed.

PCSO Harwood says parents should ensure they know where their teenagers are going and that they stay with their friends at all times.

He added, “Please also remind them to respect the wishes of those who choose not to take part.”