Police in Mansfield are warning youngsters to be on their best behaviour for Halloween and Bonfire Night, and make sure their parents are keeping an eye on them.
Traditionally a time for mischief, Mansfield’s Insp Neil Priestley said: “I would like to see parents getting into the swing of things this Halloween.
“Why not find yourself a broomstick or poke two holes in an old white sheet and join your children. or their witch and goblin counterparts, as they descend on their neighbours in search of treats.
“Trick or treating should be enjoyable and safe for everyone involved.
“Please do not turn this harmless tradition into a distressful occasion for others.”
They warned youngsters not to frighten elderly or vulnerable people, respect the wishes of those who have signs displayed asking for no ‘trick or treaters’, or throw eggs or flour at property.