Hallowe’en Night / Unexpected Visitors Advice

Dear Watch Member,

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent Tier 2 restrictions mean Hallowe’en will be very different this year.

Despite this, there may be some people still wanting to “Trick or Treat”. There may also be a minority of people who use the occasion to cause anti-social behaviour or, worse than that, commit criminal offences such as burglary.

Burglars are known to knock on doors / ring doorbells to ascertain if anyone is home. If they don’t get a response, they will assume the house is empty – especially if the house is in darkness and there are no other signs of occupancy – and make attempts to access the property.

Therefore, it’s important to respond to any activity or sound you hear outside your home, and report any suspicious activity to either the non-emergency 101 or emergency 999 number.

Please find attached a ‘Welcome Trick or Treaters’, and ‘No Trick or Treaters’ poster you may wish to display in a window.

For burglary prevention advice, please click here.

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Lee O’Brien
Pinner Safer Neighbourhood Team
Email: [email protected]