All quiet on the Halloween front, police

POLICE reported a quiet night in Royston with Halloween causing few problems. Royston community police officer Julie-Ann Cundell said there were few incidents around the town. On the whole everyone enjoyed themselves. We were well prepared and our visi

POLICE reported a quiet night in Royston with Halloween causing few problems.

Royston community police officer Julie-Ann Cundell said there were few incidents around the town.

"On the whole everyone enjoyed themselves.

"We were well prepared and our visibility and poster campaigns obviously paid off," she added.


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Last week police warned shops not to allow the sale of eggs to youngsters under the age of 18 years.

In Herts as a whole, police reported that the evening was busier than usual, but high visibility presence provided on the streets meant that there were no significant incidents.

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Herts police community safety manager Roy Aldwin said: "Halloween is always a busy night for police, but this year we were faced with no major incidents and the evening was generally enjoyable and safe."

Police, however, did receive 483 emergency calls and 1,164 non-emergency calls. Some 570 calls related to anti-social behaviour.

In Cambridgeshire, police said there was "a huge increase" in 999 calls between 5.45pm-8.45pm.

Police said there was almost a call-a-minute, amounting to a total of 170 calls.

The majority of the calls related to Halloween with reports of egg-throwing incidents and large groups of youth hanging around neighbourhood.

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