Lancashire Police have launched a week-long campaign to raise awareness of the impact of anti-social behaviour on communities.
The In Focus – Anti-social behaviour initiative is part of a national campaign, which will see police forces across the country tackling yobbish behaviour ahead of Halloween and Bonfire Night.
Chief Supt Richard Debicki said: “We recognise that some people can be left feeling vulnerable and worried around this time of year because of uninvited trick or treating or firework misuse. I want to reassure these people that we take reports of anti-social behaviour very seriously and anyone suffering should feel confident to contact us.
“Those that choose to go trick or treating should also be aware that not everyone wants to take part. If people’s behaviour falls short of what is expected and is anti-social, we will take action. In short have fun, but don’t make life difficult for others.”