Eggs banned to stop Halloween pranks
Youngsters in Lincolnshire in the UK are being banned
from buying eggs in the lead-up to Halloween, in the hope that egg-pelting
pranks will be reduced.
Local residents have complained to police that their homes and cars are
being pelted with eggs if they do not offer treats to youths going
Police in Lincolnshire are teaming up with shops to implement the
restriction on egg-buying customers younger than 18 years of age.
"Complaints about this type of anti-social behaviour have increased over
the past few years and this causes us concern," said PC Pete MacLeod.
"This is an exciting time of year for youngsters and the police don't want
to ruin their fun, but trick or treating can cause considerable concern and
throwing eggs at individuals or their property is completely
The ban will be advertised by posters in stores where eggs are sold.
Throwing objects, including eggs, can lead to an assault charge and a heavy
fine or jail sentence, the force warned.
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