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Police warnings spare Highgate a Hallowe'en fright night

PUBLISHED: 14:26 03 November 2008 | UPDATED: 15:33 07 September 2010

HIGHGATE was spared a Halloween fright night after an illegal party was called off at the last minute, following warnings from authorities. Hundreds of teenagers were set to descend on Waterlow Park on Friday night dressed in ghoulish costumes for a party

HIGHGATE was spared a Halloween fright night after an illegal party was called off at the last minute, following warnings from authorities.

Hundreds of teenagers were set to descend on Waterlow Park on Friday night dressed in ghoulish costumes for a party organised through social networking website Facebook.

But officers from Camden Council's parks department put warnings on the website the day before Halloween, telling youngsters they could face arrest if they turned up.

Authorities also passed on the words of caution to City of London College, where the party's organiser was a pupil.

It all meant Sgt Jeff Williams from Highgate Safer Neighbourhoods Team could report a quiet night in the village.

"The party was completely stamped out before it happened," said Sgt Williams.

"The warnings scared them off basically."

Early reports suggest the massive police operation involving various units and all 18 Safer Neighbourhoods Teams worked a treat to keep crime down over the weekend.


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