Shop owners in Harrogate urged not to sell eggs and flour to young people over Halloween

Police in North Yorkshire are asking shop owners to make sure that they don’t sell items such as eggs and flour to young people who may be using them to commit anti-social behaviour over the Halloween period.

Thursday, 31st October 2019, 2:16 pm
Updated Thursday, 31st October 2019, 2:19 pm
North Yorkshire Police has issued advice on staying safe this Halloween period.

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The warning comes as North Yorkshire Police is urging people enjoying Halloween and Bonfire Night to stay safe.

Police officers, Police Community Support Officers and Special Constables will be carrying out patrols in local communities to ensure that everyone feels safe, and to deal with any issues that do occur.

They are reminding young people to only trick or treat in their own neighbourhood unless they’re with an adult and to avoid going out alone.

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A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "Although this time of year is fun and exciting for many, we still need to be very mindful to those in our communities, particularly the elderly and vulnerable, who can feel intimidated and frightened.

“We urge parents and guardians to speak to their children to ensure that they understand how their actions could leave others distressed or upset. And if you know that a family member or a neighbour is vulnerable, please keep an eye out for them to help prevent them from becoming concerned about being a victim of crime. Look out for ‘no callers please’ posters and respect your neighbours.

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