Stop selling eggs to youngsters, police tell borough shopkeepers

BAN: Shopkeepers are urged not to sell eggs to youngsters.

Shopkeepers in Gedling borough are being urged not to sell eggs to teenagers in the run-up to Hallowe’en to prevent a rise in anti-social behaviour.

Local police officers have advised shopkeepers to make it difficult for youngsters to obtain eggs and prevent them being thrown at houses in the area during Hallowe’en and Bonfire Night.

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said: “We have an increased amount of reported incidents of anti-social behaviour where some young people find it amusing to target local residents, many of them vulnerable, by throwing eggs at windows.

“We can reduce this problem if we can make it difficult for them to obtain eggs.  All shopkeepers have been advised not to sell eggs to teenagers.  Please also bear this in mind if you are sending your teenager to the shop for any supplies.”

Residents who don’t wish to be called on by trick or treaters during Hallowe’en this year can download a free poster from police to display at their home.

Click on the following link to download the poster: www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/advice/prevention/halloween

Also on this page is advice for those of with children, on enjoying Halloween safely and being considerate to others.

A poster for shopkeepers informing customers of the egg sale ban is also available for download at the above link.

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