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Fleetwood Halloweeners turn more trick than treat

John Freeman
Police in Fleetwood are appealing for witnesses after a group of teenagers turned into sneaky thieves on Hallowe'en.

The incident happened at 7.00pm on Sunday 31st October on Seabank Road in Fleetwood. A group of youngster approached the house and knocked on the door as trick or treaters. Once the owner had given them sweets, some of the group have started taking decorative Hallowe'en items from the garden.

The woman has then chased the thieves down the street but one of them has stayed back, entered the house and stole the sweets and a digital camera.
PC Oliver Maughan said, “I would appeal for anyone with information to come forward and contact the police. The victim’s two young children were left very shaken and even gave away their Hallowe'en sweets just to get the offender out of the house.

“I would also urge people to make sure they keep their property safe and secure at all times. If you have to leave the house for whatever reason then make sure you lock your door and keep your keys and personal belongings close to you at all times.”

• Anyone with information is asked to call police on 08451 253545 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.