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More treats than tricks at Halloween say Merseyside Police
9:32am Friday 1st November 2013 in News
There was more trouble caused during Merseyside's notorious "Mischief Night" than Halloween, police have confirmed.
Officers were called to around 260 incidents of anti-social behaviour and vandalism last night, compared to 715 for the previous evening.
Mischief Night, or "Mizzy Night" as it is known locally, is an annual tradition when teenagers play pranks and cause mischief in their neighbourhoods the day before Halloween.
Police say there were 51 reports of rowdyism during Halloween compared to 79 last year. Arrests were also down - 15 compared to 20.
The week between October 30 and November 5 is traditionally one of the busiest of the year for Merseyside's emergency services.
Commander for the policing operation, Superintendent Rowley Moore, said parents and young people had heeded advice about how to enjoy the night safely and responsibly.
He said: "While the vast majority of young people behaved themselves there was a small minority of both youngsters and adults whose actions went beyond innocent mischief.
"I would like to thank parents who have clearly listened to our advice to make sure they know what their children are doing for Halloween and the young people themselves have taken advantage of all the things put on for them.
"We have seen far fewer instances of groups of young people out of the street after dark getting involved in anti-social behaviour and the high numbers of officers we have had on duty has meant people have felt reassured and got a swift response when it was needed.
"A great deal of planning and effort has gone into what is a multi-agency operation running throughout Merseyside this week and we will continue to work hard for the next busy period next week around bonfire night."
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