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Be a good monster this Halloween!

31st October 2015 will see many people celebrating All Hallows’ Eve. Emergency Services across Wales are encouraging people to have a safe and fun Halloween.

Over the years, celebrations for Halloween have grown for many of our communities- young and old. This has meant members of the public are thinking of different ways of celebrating this calendar event, it is important to remember that this time of year isn’t as much fun for other people in your area.

Assistant Chief Constable of South Wales Police, Richard Lewis said: "For many, Halloween is a time for celebration and we want everyone to have the most enjoyable Halloween as possible.

“With celebrations come the risk of situations escalating and behaviour getting out of hand. It is vital that the public show consideration for their community when celebrating Halloween.”

Inspector Dave Greaves, South Wales Police added: “Children and adults have a role to play in ensuring that Halloween is both safe and fun. Anti-social behaviour can have a severe negative impact upon the communities of South Wales and upon the people this behaviour affects.

“Our aim is to work with the communities of South Wales to educate and prevent anti-social behaviour before it happens.”

Alun Michael, Police and Crime Commissioner for South Wales Police said: "We hope everyone has a fantastic Halloween, it’s a great time for people to get together and have fun but remember it’s important to think about the impact on others this time of the year. We will be continuing to work with our partners to reduce anti-social behaviour and improve the service to victims, with the aim of maintaining our strong, safe and healthy communities within Wales.

“In the last few months we have launched Community Trigger. This allows victims of persistent anti-social behaviour, who have previously reported incidents to one or more agencies, to request a review of their case where they feel the actions taken have not been adequate.

Fewer problems means more enjoyment for all”

Police forces will take action against anyone committing acts of anti- social behaviour. Remember if you are experiencing anti- social behaviour you can call 101.