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Trick or treat advice

This is very useful and relevant advice for tonight's Halloween 'trick or treat' activities from Merseyside Police. 

Trick or Treat advice

Trick or Treat can be fun and enjoyable. Here's a few tips on how to stay safe:

  • Agree with your parents or guardian where you can go
  • Set a time for your return
  • Wear light coloured costumes or put reflective tape on them
  • If you wear a mask, make sure you can see properly
  • Always carry a torch or glow stick
  • Never go into a strangers house, even if invited
  • Don't go to a house displaying a 'no trick or treat' sign
  • Don't trick strangers - how would you feel if it was your parents or grandparents?
  • Ask your parents or guardian to check your treats before you eat them
  • Never throw eggs or fireworks at people, houses or other buildings, or animals
  • Don't take expensive mobile phones or ipods out with you

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Remember last year 36 were arrested for taking things too far.