Young people in Cambridgeshire could be arrested this Halloween if they are caught with flour and eggs
PUBLISHED: 15:45 28 October 2019 | UPDATED: 15:45 28 October 2019
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Young people in Cambridgeshire could be arrested this Halloween if they are caught carrying flour and eggs, police have warned.
As part of an operation to reduce anti-social behaviour during the spooky celebration, officers in the region have proposed a ban on the sale of flour or eggs to children.
Inspector Paul Rogerson said: "For vulnerable or older members of the community Halloween can be a frightening and intimidating experience.
"We have created a poster people can download and display asking trick-or-treaters not to call as well as some tips for trick-or-treaters to ensure everyone has a pleasant evening."
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The force has also created a downloadable poster for shops and businesses which states the sale ban and that those caught could be arrested.
A spokesman said: "If you're found in possession of flour, eggs or other items where a breach of peace is likely to occur you could be arrested.
"Some shops will operate a restriction on the sale of flour and eggs to help reduce criminal damage and anti-social behaviour - please respect this."
To download a copy of the posters, visit: www.cambs.police.uk/A-Z/Halloween
Copies are also available for collection at all Cambridgeshire police stations.