But each year the age-old tradition of trick or treating creates the same debate. Is it a bit of harmless fun or does encouraging children to knock on doors and ask people for sweets and money scare people in their own homes and give kids the wrong message?
POLL: Trick or treat - harmless fun or an annual nuisance?
It's Halloween - the spookiest time of the year.
By The Newsroom
Monday, 31st October 2016, 11:21 am
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