Trick or treat brings complaints

MORE than 250 people called Suffolk police to complain about Halloween high-jinks.Over-enthusiastic egg-throwing and detonation of fireworks prompted the majority of calls, with most of the incidents described by a police spokeswoman as “minor”.

MORE than 250 people called Suffolk police to complain about Halloween high-jinks.

Over-enthusiastic egg-throwing and detonation of fireworks prompted the majority of calls, with most of the incidents described by a police spokeswoman as “minor”.

There were reports of youths moving around road signs on the Chantry estate, but it is not thought any arrests were made and no one was injured.

The spokeswoman said: “We had a busy evening considering it was Wednesday, but it was mainly incidents of rowdiness and anti-social behaviour.

“It was busy for a Wednesday, but not as many calls as we get on an average Friday.

“Most of the incidents involved eggs being thrown at people's windows, and there were a few complaints about fireworks being set off.”

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However one inspector at police headquarters said there had been a “phenomenal amount” of calls about anti-social behaviour, mainly relating to trick or treat incidents.

In all there were 263 calls, not all relating to Halloween, between 6pm and 10pm.

Figures were not available for last year but in 2005 the number of complaints was 256.

Did you have trouble with trick-or-treaters? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveninstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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