Safe Trick Or Treating This Halloween

31 October 2013, 06:00 | Updated: 31 October 2013, 07:39

If you are going trick or treating this Halloween have a SPOOKTASTIC time and be safe but remember not everyone wants you to call at their home. 

Devon and Cornwall police have created a poster which asks trick or treaters not to call if they see the sign "Sorry... No trick, or treat this Halloween" 

The campaign encourages residents who do not want to be bothered by trick-or-treaters to place this poster on the front door or window of their home. 

Some people, particularly if elderly or vulnerable, might be distressed by strangers knocking at their door during the evening. 

You can print this poster and display on your home, or on the homes of your vulnerable neighbours or relatives, if you dont want to be bothered by little ghosts and witches tonight. 

Police have also given out top tips for youngsters to make sure they stay safe and have fun this Halloween: 

Always be accompanied by an adult when you are trick-or-treating. 

You should only go to houses of people that you know and who are happy for you to call. 

Stay safe, keep to places that you know and are well lit. Do not take short cuts through gardens, alleyways or parks. 

Watch out for traffic - drivers might not see you. 

If you are wearing a mask make sure that you can see where you are going and are aware of your surroundings. 

Carry a torch and a fully charged mobile phone (if you have one). 


Happy Halloween!