POLICE in North West Leicestershire are hoping to reduce the number of calls they receive on Halloween night by encouraging people to trick and treat only where they are welcome.
Last year Leicestershire Police received 112 non urgent calls about antisocial behaviour on October 31 - on average the force receives 68 calls a day about antisocial behaviour.
This is, however, a 54 per cent reduction compared to 2008 when the force took 247 calls in one night.
A joint campaign is being launched with the police, county council, city council and seven district councils to reduce the number of complaints about Halloween related antisocial behaviour.
Assistant Chief Constable Phil Kay, the force’s lead on antisocial behaviour, said: “We want to encourage residents to be tolerant of young people who are trick or treating but we wish to support residents who have issues.”