Here's how to safely trick-or-treat in Portsmouth this HalloweenÂ

Kids across the Portsmouth area will be hitting the streets to go trick-or-treating tonight.Â

Wednesday, 31st October 2018, 9:32 am
Updated Wednesday, 31st October 2018, 10:40 am
It's Halloween!

The popular Halloween tradition will see children dressed up in their best costumes going from door to door asking for a trick or a treat. 

Trick-or-treating dates back over a hundred years and is a key part of All Hallows Eve celebrations. 

And police have issued a series of tips to help stay say while going trick-or-treating tonight. 

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In a video Hampshire Constabulary said: '˜Every year Hampshire Constabulary receives calls from dozens of people who have been frightened by trick or treators. 

'˜It might seem like innocent fun but it can be terrifying for elderly or vulnerable people. 

'˜Follow these tips to help keep everyone happy and safe this Halloween. 

'˜Never let young children go trick or treating on their own. 

'˜Make sure you accompany them and only visit people you know. 

'˜If nobody answers the door or a no trick or treat sign is on display, leave immediately. 

'Stay with friends and never enter home of a stranger. 

'˜Make sure teenagers don't have access to fireworks, alcohol, eggs or flour.'