The Metropolitan Police will be deploying over 3,000 extra officers tonight across the capital in order to offer reassurance and target anti social behaviour during the Halloween celebrations.
Announcing the extra officers Commander Rod Jarman who head’s the Met’s Safer Neighbourhoods Teams said: “Historically street crime rises on this night, and communities tell us that anti social behaviour is a major concern for them.”
Mr Jarman said the operation was “not about targeting those youths or adults who want to have fun; this is about advising people that your actions can be scary; what to you may be totally innocent, may be intimidating for others and to bear that in mind”
“If you are out trick or treating; make sure that children go out in groups, or that younger ones are accompanied by an adult, and approach those houses where you know your neighbours and where they are welcome.”
The extra officers will be on duty across every ward in London from 1400 until 0200 tomorrow morning.