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Police in Derby on Halloween patrols to help prevent anti-social behaviour

Posted on 23rd October 2017
Cadets at Halloween

Our Safer Neighbourhood officers in suburbs of Derby are on extra patrols to help prevent anti-social behaviour at Halloween. 

The move comes after a disorder incident in Allestree last year where damage was caused to vehicles, residents were assaulted and passing cars pelted with eggs. 

Over 10 arrest were made of young people aged between 15 and 19 years, which resulted in a 17 year-old from Allestree appearing at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court and being fined £300 for his part in the disturbance. 

Sergeant Mark Preston, who is in charge of the Allestree Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We want everyone to be able to enjoy Halloween but to do so in a way that does not affect the lives of others. 

“The behaviour that some young people took part in last year was totally unacceptable and we are determined that we will do everything we can to try and make sure it does not happen again this year.” 

“Extra patrols will be placed in suburbs across the city and we have been visiting shops and residents distributing advice leaflets.” 

Members of Derbyshire police cadets are pictured here helping the team distribute leaflets at the Co-op store in Oakwood. 

If you would like some leaflets or any other information to help you feel safer at Halloween, contact your local Safer Neighbourhood team on 101 or alternatively send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here.

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.