As Halloween approaches, police officers are urging people to enjoy themselves safely this year, whilst doing so within the law.
There will be an increased officer presence in certain areas across the county to provide reassurance to the local community and help to prevent incidents occurring.
Superintendent Mike Evans, who is leading on the policing operation said:
“We will be working closely with our partners, such as Cheshire Fire and Rescue service and local councils, to minimise disruption around the Hallowe’en period and keep communities safe.
“We recognise anti-social behaviour and arson can have a significant impact on any victim and to the local areas and this is why it is vital that we all work extremely hard together to help keep our communities safe.”
There will be an increased officer presence in some areas of the county to provide reassurance to the public and anyone who may have any concerns at this time. If anyone has any concerns for their safety or property then they should contact Cheshire Police and report it, either via 101 or 999.
Mike Evans added:
“Halloween by nature is a fun time of year, however for some members of the public, harmless fun could have a lasting effect on others. Please be remember to be considerate this Hallowe’en and respect one another.”
Anti-social behaviour is unacceptable and will not be tolerated in Cheshire.
Cheshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner John Dwyer said:
“Halloween, Mischief Night and Bonfire Night, are all events we can enjoy with family and friends. However, there are often a small number of individuals who take it a little too far and overstep the mark between fun and anti-social behaviour.
“Anti-social behaviour can have a devastating effect on local communities, and it is one of the most common issues reported to police in Cheshire.
“Every person has the right to feel safe and protected by the law, particularly within their home, their street and local community.
“I echo the sentiments of Superintendent Mike Evans, and encourage you all to have fun, but be mindful and considerate of one another.”
Anyone who believes they have been a target of crime, which includes anti-social behaviour, over the Halloween period do not hesitate in reporting it to Cheshire Police either via the online form on the website www.cheshire.police.uk, alternatively, by phoning 101. If it’s an emergency always, dial 999.