Here’s how to safely trick-or-treat in Portsmouth this Halloween 

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

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. 

It's Halloween!

It's Halloween!

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. 

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

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