Merseyside Police offer some tips on how to stay safe when you are out Trick or Treating
Merseyside Police offer some advice on how to keep safe this Halloween...
Here are some tips on how to stay safe when you are out trick or treating:
Stick to routes or areas that you know
Agree a time you will be back home
Make sure you can be seen - if you have a dark coloured costume reflective bands can help
Wear costumes that don't restrict you, masks covering eyes or costumes that keep your arms by your side could be dangerous
Always carry a torch or glow stick
Never go into a strangers house, even if invited
If a house displays a 'no trick or treat' sign, don't visit them
Respect people's property, don't walk across gardens or climb over walls or fences
Don't take expensive smartphones or tablets out with you
Don't eat treats that are already open or unpackaged
Never cause damage to someone's property - throwing food items can cost money to clean or repair and cause distress
Don't play pranks on people - how would you feel if it was your parents or grandparents?
Trick or treating can be a fun activity enjoyed with your local community. Follow these simple guidelines and they will keep you safe. Make sure that your night, and your neighbours, are not spoiled by mindless behaviour.
Have a devilishly scary Halloween everyone 🎃