Leicestershire trick or treaters urged to look out for posters saying they are welcome
Trick or treaters have been urged to only visit homes where people are displaying a poster which says they are welcome.
Leicestershire Police and councils across the city and county yesterday launched a poster as part of a campaign to reduce anti-social behaviour on and around Hallowe'en.
The poster is reproduced on page 18 of today's Mercury. Copies are also available at police stations, fire stations and council officers across the city and county.
Superintendent Mark Newcombe said: "We'd ask that those who go door-to-door in the good sprit of Hallowe'en be mindful that not everybody will want to join in. Look out for the poster and kindly miss the houses on your route which display the red-bordered poster with the 'No Thanks' message."
The poster has been designed and distributed by the Anti-Social Behaviour Delivery Group, which is made up of representatives of the police and authorities.
Damion Nickerson, of Leicestershire County Council's community safety team, said: "There is the option to display the green-bordered 'Trick or Treaters Welcome' message."
Last year on October 31, the force received 66 calls related to Hallowe'en.
Complaints about anti-social behaviour can be reported on 101.
Posters can be downloaded here: Trick or Treaters Welcome