Police crackdown on Halloween and Bonfire night trouble-makers

Halloween and fireworks night normally see peak in calls to police

POLICE are cracking down on eggs and flour as well as underage firework sales in readiness for one of their busiest times.

They are also advising people to take care with fireworks amid concerns that more people will be lighting them at home due to the axing of the Alexandra Palace display.

Police have joined with groups including Trading Standards and London Fire Brigade to ensure Halloween and Bonfire Night – which traditionally see a peak in calls to police – run smoothly. Additional teams will also be deployed to increase the number of officers on the streets.

Safer Neighbourhoods chief inspector Sonia Davis said: “We have been working together with Haringey Council, trading standards and other partners to ensure that people enjoy the Halloween and fireworks festivities safely and responsibly. There will be increased police activity across the borough to deter anti-social behaviour and crime.”

To find contact details for your local Safer Neighbourhoods team, visit www.met.police.uk/saferneighbourhoods or call the police non-emergency number 0300 123 1212.