PCC CONDEMNS HALLOWEEN ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR

Posted on Friday 1st November

Cheshire’s police and crime commissioner has condemned a spate of anti-social behaviour (ASB) which has resulted in damage to properties and vehicles across Cheshire during the Halloween period.

It’s after Cheshire Police responded to 80 incidents in Halton and Warrington alone on Wednesday 30 October. They attended to a number of vehicles which were damaged including two police cars which were taken off the road for repair.

Additional patrols have been deployed to hot spot areas as part of an ongoing operation to keep people safe during this period. They have dealt with further incidents overnight on Halloween night (31 October) taking the total number of ASB incidents reported in Cheshire over the last 48 hours to more than 100.

PCC David Keane has appealed to the public to respect vulnerable members of the community and emergency service workers as Halloween and bonfire celebrations continue over the weekend.

He said: “These mindless acts of vandalism not only have a serious impact on our communities but also on the efforts of emergency service workers trying to keep us safe.

“Our blue light responders work extra hours during this period to ensure people can enjoy Halloween and bonfire night safely but their support is being hampered by thoughtless individuals intent on causing damage and distress to our communities.

“Please try and enjoy this weekend’s celebrations safely and stay out of trouble.”

Anyone with more information in relation to any of the incidents that have taken place over this period contact Cheshire Police on 101. Alternatively information can be passed on anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.