Ghostly goings-on at East Kent Railway
Police neighbourhood officers are getting prepared for Halloween to prevent mischief turning into anti-social behaviour, so extra patrols will be on duty.
Officers have asked shopkeepers not to sell eggs and flour to teenagers if they think the items will be used for trick-or-treat.
Members of the public are asked to take extra care to be respectful of their neighbours, particularly those who live alone or who are elderly.
Superintendent Darren Mullins said: “I know many people now celebrate Halloween and will be taking part in various activities. It’s our aim to make sure people can do that safely.
“Many residents dread Halloween, particularly if they’re elderly or vulnerable, because an unexpected knock on the door can cause distress and anxiety.
“Therefore, please be responsible. If someone asks not to be approached or has a no trick-or-treating sign in their window, respect this.
“If activities get out of hand or if people are acting in an anti-social manner then contact Kent Police.”
For more information, to download trick-or-treating posters or to find out more tips about Halloween safety, visit www.kent.police.uk/autumn.
* To mark Halloween the East Kent Railway will be running special event train services carrying visitors from Shepherdswell to Eythorne and back to Shepherdswell on Saturday Sunday, November 2 and 3, with trains departing Shepherdswell at 11.15, 12.30, 14.00, 15.15, 16.30 and 17.45pm. On Halloween night, Thursday, October 31, trains will depart Shepherdswell at 15.15, 16.30, 17.45 and 19.00pm.