December 8 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Volunteer police cadets have been taking some of the scare out of Halloween after carrying out reassuring visits to elderly residents.
Cadets were out and about in Thetford yesterday afternoon to offer advice on dealing with unwanted trick or treaters and anti-social behaviour.
Homes in Park View, Magdalen Street, St John’s Way, Canon’s Walk and Laburnum Grove were also issued with posters to put up if they do not want to be disturbed.
Inspector Paul Wheatley, of Breckland Operational Partnership Team, said: “While Halloween is a fun time for children, it can be a night that elderly residents dread.
“We want to make it a safe night for everybody and hope that by handing out these posters and offering advice to residents, they don’t have to worry about callers at the door.”
The initiative came as Norfolk Police joined in a national fight against anti-social behaviour, which is being carried out this week.
Reports of such behaviour increases around the time of Halloween, with police called to deal with the consequences.