EXTRA police officers will patrol South Cerney this evening due to multiple reports of anti-social behaviour incidents last Halloween.

Gloucestershire Constabulary has said that the increased police presence is being put in place as a precaution and to reassure the public that action will be taken against anyone taking part in nuisance activities.

Last year police received multiple reports of anti-social behaviour incidents involving teenagers in the village during Halloween which caused distress to other villagers.

Acting inspector Andy Miller from the Cotswold Neighbourhood Policing Team said: "Our dedicated officers will be on targeted patrol throughout the evening monitoring anti-social behaviour in South Cerney.

"We want everyone to have fun during the Halloween festivities but would like to remind trick-or-treaters to think carefully about which doors they knock on and avoid elderly or vulnerable people and houses displaying our No Trick or Treat posters."

If a crime is taking place you can report this to police by calling 999.

For other non-emergency police matters call 101 or you can report anti-social behaviour online.

Anyone who does not want to be disturbed by trick-or-treaters can download and print off this poster from the Constabulary's website and place it in your window.