You’re under sc-arrest! PC Frankenstein lends a hand as local police get in the Halloween spirit

Officers from Cambridgeshire Constabulary have certainly been getting in the Halloween spirit..

Officers from Cambridgeshire Constabulary have certainly been getting in the Halloween spirit.. - Credit: Archant

Police officers around Cambridgeshire have been getting in the spooky spirit this Halloween.

The force enlisted the help of ‘PC Frankenstein’ over the weekend, and the creepy cop made his first ‘arrest’ on Saturday night (29).

Fenland Police tweeted: “Officers have received a little help tonight; PC Frankenstein has made his first arrest #halloween2016.”

PC Frankenstein made another appearance today as the force offered the opportunity to download ‘trick or treat’ notice poster for those not wanting visits.

They said: “Halloween is traditionally a night of fun and frolics with children visiting houses in their neighbourhood, saying “Trick or Treat”.

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“Children enjoy dressing up as ghosts or witches or other assorted monsters, and most householders are happy to hand over sweets or other presents to ward off the evil spirits.

“However, occasionally groups of young people knock at every door whether they know the residents or not, demanding some sort of gift or payment. For the vulnerable or older members of the community this can be a frightening and intimidating experience.”

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The police has also issued guidelines on how to keep trick-or-treaters stay safe this Halloween:

• Ensure children are accompanied by a responsible adult.

• Explain how vulnerable people can be frightened by an unexpected group calling at their door on a dark evening.

• Only knock at houses where you know you will be welcome.

• Respect the “Please No Trick or Treat” notice where it is displayed.

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