Police launch Halloween competition in bid to keep children safe

PUBLISHED: 14:17 11 October 2018 | UPDATED: 14:17 11 October 2018

Police launch Halloween competition in bid to keep children safe. Picture: Danny Loo

Police launch Halloween competition in bid to keep children safe. Picture: Danny Loo

Danny Loo Photography 2017

Welwyn Hatfield police officers are joining in with the Halloween fun this year by holding a competition in a bid to teach children how to enjoy it safely.

Hertfordshire Constabulary has teamed up with local partners to give youngsters the chance to win family tickets to either the Warner Bros Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter in Leavesden or 360 Play in Stevenage.

Over the Halloween and Bonfire Night period, Herts Police is inviting young people between the ages of five and 16 across the county to take part in an online quiz, which aims to help them enjoy Halloween and Bonfire Night safely.

The quiz is part of a campaign run by the constabulary during the Halloween and Bonfire Night period, working with local councils and the Fire and Rescue Service, to deter anti-social behaviour and make sure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time.

To enter the competition visit www.herts.police.uk/halloween and answer the questions before midnight on Wednesday, November 7. To help everyone have a safe and enjoyable Halloween Herts Police is offering the following advice to children (and parents) who are planning to go trick or treating:

• Never go trick or treating alone and always take an adult with you

• Don’t knock on the doors of strangers (look out for signs that trick or treaters are welcome, such as Halloween decorations)

• Keep your Halloween ‘tricks’ safe - damage to property or hurting someone is a crime

• Remember road safety rules, particularly after dark

• Wear something bright so that drivers can see you.

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