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Halloween warning in Whitstable as eggs thrown at buildings and people


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People in Whitstable are being terrorised by yobs throwing eggs at homes and smashing glass in play parks.

In the run-up to Halloween, residents have taken to social media to share stories of the vandalism and anti-social behaviour.

Earlier this month, one wrote on Facebook: "There are yobs going around at night, throwing eggs at windows and parked cars, smashing glass in the play park and on the playing field in Cornwallis Circle.

Stock image: eggs have been smashed at locations across the town
Stock image: eggs have been smashed at locations across the town

"A dog walker this morning cleaned most of the glass up. Beware, dog walkers."

Another resident reported being hit by an egg, which was hurled from a moving vehicle at about 8.15pm on Friday, October 12.

She said "On Joy Lane, a black car driving past threw an egg from the window that actually hit my collar bone and smashed," she said. "Felt like a brick had hit me. Makes me so bloody angry that people think it's okay to do stuff like this."

The same night, a woman living in Anthony Crescent said an egg was thrown at the front window of her home.

"This can only be done if someone was in my front garden, as no cars can drive at the front of the house," she said.

The incidents come after police and local authorities across Kent circulated controversial posters as part of its Safer Autumn campaign, discouraging children from buying flour and eggs in the run-up to Halloween.

The posters, aimed at children, said: "We won't sell eggs and flour to anyone under 16. Throwing flour and eggs is not funny and it could end up in trouble.

Chief Inspector Tim Cook, from Kent Police’s Community Safety and Partnerships Department, said at the time: "The Safer Autumn campaign is an initiative the force has previously run to prevent incidents of antisocial behaviour in the run up to Halloween and bonfire night.

"As part of this, shops were provided with posters that they could use to discourage youngsters from buying eggs and flour.

"The posters were created in consultation with partner agencies and shopkeepers and displaying them is a choice for individual businesses."

Police have been unable to confirm the reports of incidents in Whitstable.

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