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The weather has cast a spell on the warmest Halloween on record

Midday temperatures across the Anglia region Credit: Met Office.

It's almost frightening just how warm it is outside this Halloween. Midday temperatures across East Anglia have widely reached 18 to 20°C and Santon Downham has seen the mercury climb to 21°C. This is higher than the previous UK Halloween record of 20°C held by Dartford since 1968.

However, it's Charlwood in Surrey that is the UK's warmest so far with a bloodcurdling midday temperature of 22.5°C. There were several days in August in which nowhere in the UK was as warm as this.

The warmth can't last forever, the weather will become significantly cooler during the next few days.

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  • Click here to see the five spookiest clouds in the Anglia region

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90-year-old conned into spending £50,000 on electrical goods by men pretending to be police officers

Detectives have released images of two men they would like to speak to after a 90-year-old woman from Welwyn Garden City was conned into spending £50,000 on electrical goods by men pretending to be police officers.

She bought a mobile phone, iPad and Playstation in her home town before travelling to London where she bought two watches in Selfridges.

Hertfordshire police say she had been targeted in telephone calls from a man claiming to be a police officer on September 23.

The telephone that was used to contact the pensioner is believed to have been topped up in a convenience store in Midland Road, Bedford.

"The two men pictured are believed to have been in the store around the time the phone was topped up and so we would like to speak with them as they may be able to assist our investigation."

– Detective Constable Mark Cotte

Anyone who recognises the men, or has any other information about this incident, should contact Hertfordshire Constabulary's non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference B1/14/2834. They could also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Gun amnesty to be held in Hertfordshire

Some of the guns handed in during Northamptonshire amnesty.

A gun amnesty is due to take place in Hertfordshire next month. It is the first to be held in the county since 2003.

Last month more than 170 guns were handed in during an amnesty in Northamptonshire.

Changes to the firearms laws in July mean some gun owners may not realise they are in possession of an illegal firearm.

"I'm delighted that we are playing our part in this national campaign to reduce the number of firearms in the county, which will make Hertfordshire and neighbouring counties safer by reducing the number of guns held privately. Fortunately there is little gun-related crime in the county, but as part of the wider crime prevention and reduction campaigns we run in Hertfordshire, this can only contribute to making the county safer and continue to keep this type of crime low."

– David Lloyd, Police and Crime Commissioner
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