Welcome to Braunton Rural Police’s monthly newsletter.
Devon and Cornwall Police want to ensure that Halloween is a happy and safe time for everyone.
If you are going trick or treating this Halloween we want you to have fun and be safe but remember not everyone wants to call at their home.
The ‘Sorry, No Trick, No Treat, No Thanks’ campaign encourages members of the public who do not want to be bothered by trick or treaters to download and print this poster and place it in the front door or window of their homes. In recent years we’ve seen an increase in the number of people participating in Halloween fun.
‘We’d say to anyone who’s going trick or treating to think about other people, particularly the elderly and vulnerable as they may get worried if strangers are continually calling at the door during the evening. We don’t want to discourage anyone or spoil anyone’s fun but we’d ask people not to call at homes displaying this poster.’
You can download the poster from www.dc.police.uk/halloween
To have fun and safe Halloween follow these top tips:
- Always be accompanied by an adult when you are trick or treating
- Only go to houses of people you know and who are happy for you to call
- Stay safe, keep to places that you know and are well lit
- Carry a torch and a fully charged mobile phone
- Watch out for traffic — drivers might not see you.
Have fun but stay safe this Bonfire Night
Devon and Cornwall Police and Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue receive reports and are called out to deal with children and adults being injured by fireworks.
Each year children and adults are injured as a result of fireworks and sparklers. Sparklers can reach temperatures 15 times hotter than that of boiling water and 5 times hotter than cooking oil. Anyone deciding to handle sparklers should do so with extreme care.
Crimes reported September 2017
Croyde and Georgeham: 11 crimes
Ashford: 0 crimes
Marwood: 5 crimes
Ask NED is a Non-Emergency Directory.
It is a new service that combines the questions that members of the public have asked with contact details of those that can help. Ask NED includes the Ask the Police database and common questions asked of our partner organisations. devon-cornwall.police.uk/askned
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