A message for Halloween and Bonfire Night from West Yorkshire’s PCC (24 October 2016)

BonfirenightMark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner said "It's coming up to Halloween and Bonfire Night and whilst these holidays can be great fun, some people can find them daunting.

"I would ask anyone celebrating to please be mindful of those in your community who may find this time of year unnerving.

"For those people that would prefer not to have trick-or-treaters call, West Yorkshire Police has created a 'Sorry - no trick or treat' poster that you can display in the window of your home or place of work. You can download the poster here www.westyorkshire.police.uk/halloween.

"Fireworks can be spectacular but they can also cause anti-social behaviour. It is against the law to set fireworks off after 11pm, apart from Bonfire night on 5 November when the cut off is midnight. It is also illegal to set fireworks off in a public place or on private land without the land owner's permission.

"Additional high visibility patrols will be taking place over the Halloween and Bonfire night period helping people to be safer and feel safer.

"West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service will be also tweeting about their activities and safety advice in the run up to both nights using #WYHalloween and #WYBonfire.

"If you need to report a crime or incident to the police contact options can be found here http://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/ClickB4UCall or you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 111 555 if you would prefer to remain anonymous.

"I hope you all have a safe and enjoyable Halloween and Bonfire Night."

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