Hinckley Police pen Halloween poem reminding trick-or-treaters not everyone will be taking part

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 26 October 2023

HINCKLEY POLICE officers have penned a spookily good Halloween poem, reminding trick-or-treaters that not everyone will be wanting to answer the door this Halloween.

A stock image of trick-or-treaters holding Halloween sweet buckets (Image: Charles Parker/Pexels) / Inset (Image: Leicestershire Police)

The police poetry was posted to the force’s official Facebook page this morning (Thursday, 26 October), and was written by Sergeant Alex Goldsmith, of the Hinckley and Blaby Neighbourhood Policing Area (NPA).

It simply reads: “They say there’s some things that go bump in the night, but can we ask if you trick or treat that you leave out the fright.

“Some folk don’t like people knocking on their front door, please move on as they’ll be sweets somewhere else I’m sure.

“Let’s all be respectful at this spooky ghoulish time, and share with the tricksters this lovely little rhyme.”

Those not looking to partake in the holiday are being encouraged to download a poster (pictured in the inset at the top), which has been created by Leicestershire Police, and tells trick-or-treaters upfront to try other houses.

According to a report from The Guardian, only the houses with a lit pumpkin on the doorstep will be taking part. In addition, they also advised homeowners to make sure they don’t leave their pumpkin let when they have run out of sweets.

Past advice shared by Leicestershire Police advises those celebrating – whether out and about, or at home – to enjoy themselves, respect other people’s choices not to open the door, and also, to make sure young people are accompanied by an adult.

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