Lancashire Police are asking residents to enjoy Halloween responsibly as the holiday gets closer.
Halloween is celebrated by many people across the county, but please be mindful of those who may be vulnerable and wish to avoid any festivities.
We would like to appeal to parents – do you know where your children are? The consequences of anti-social behaviour and criminality can have a lasting impact on a young person’s life and on those affected by their actions.
Police are working closely with partners to ensure Halloween and the lead up to Bonfire Night are events which can be enjoyed safely by all members of the community.
We want to provide reassurance that there will be an increased police presence around the weekend of Halloween. It is vitally important that our communities have the confidence to come forward and help us to keep them safe by reporting any concerns or information to us.
Demand on emergency services rises significantly during the Halloween and Bonfire period. To help us keep our lines free for those who need us most, please ensure you’re contacting the most relevant agency and using the most appropriate means of contact.
A poster has been created for those who wish to avoid trick or treaters to display in their windows. Please feel free to print this at home.
You can report by calling us on 101, reporting online via our website, contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or calling 999 in an emergency.