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Police warn Halloween troublemakers

PUBLISHED: 16:36 28 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:50 16 August 2010

POLICE have vowed to increase patrols this Halloween weekend to crack down on bogus trick-or-treaters. All 22 of Bromley s Safer Neighbourhoods teams will

POLICE have vowed to increase patrols this Halloween weekend to crack down on bogus trick-or-treaters.

All 22 of Bromley's Safer Neighbourhoods teams will be patrolling using head cams - head-mounted cameras - according to Detective Superintendent Martin Huxley. He said: "We want people to be safe while out enjoying this autumn's festivities without their fun being spoiled by a small number of troublemakers. There will be an increase in police activity to deter anti-social behaviour, disorder and crime during this busy time and the small minority who remain intent on using this period as an opportunity for criminal activity can expect police attention and can expect to be arrested and sent to court."

Police are urging trick-or-treaters to think carefully about which doors they knock on this Halloween and to respect the wishes of any household displaying a "No Trick or Treat" poster, which have been circulated by police to vulnerable members of the community. Children should always be accompanied by an adult when out trick-or-treating and should only go to houses where they know residents.

For added safety, groups are advised to go to well-lit streets and to stay with friends.

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