Strabane PSNI issue Halloween warning

Police in Strabane are appealing for parents, youth and community leaders to assist in making this year’s Halloween festivities safe and fun.

The police says that they want to make it clear that they take Halloween seriously and anyone caught breaking the law will be dealt with robustly.

Strabane Area Commander, Chief Inspector Andy Lemon says police continually receive reports of criminal damage, anti-social behaviour and the misuse of fireworks.

He has warned that anyone caught breaking the law will be dealt with robustly.

Inspector Lemon has asked parents to make sure they know the whereabouts of their children and to make sure that they are not engaging in any criminal activity or criminal damage to property.

Meanwhile the Neighbourhood Police Team in Castlederg along with the local Policing Community Safety Partnership are helping vulnerable residents take measures to protect their homes from anti-social behaviour and the misuse of fireworks during Halloween.

Some crime prevention letterbox locks are available to vulnerable persons within the community. I

An older person who would like a letterbox lock can contact their local Neighbourhood Officer or Strabane station.