Police patrols will be stepped up as part of a drive to crack down on anti-social behaviour during the Halloween and Bonfire Night period in Ryedale and North Yorkshire.
During the coming week, officers, Special Constables and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) will also be handing out “No Trick or Treating” notices to residents; distributing “Flour and Eggs – not for sale” posters to retailers; working with youth support workers to target anti-social behaviour offenders; and visiting local schools to educate youngsters about anti-social behaviour and the dangers of fireworks.
Shop workers are being asked not to sell items, including eggs and flour, to young people.
Assistant chief Constable Paul Kennedy said: “While there are a great many people who enjoy the festivities at this time of year, there are others for who it brings misery and raises the fear of crime. Through a range of policing operations, officers, PCSOs and the Special Constabulary will be out in the towns and cities across North Yorkshire, to act as reassurance and deter anti-social behaviour. Anyone caught with items they are using in an anti-social manner can expect to have them confiscated and face the prospect of legal action.”