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Police offer anti-trick or treat posters

These posters can be downloaded. Credit: Cumbria Police

Cumbria Police are asking people who don't want to be visited by trick or treaters to download special posters.

The police tend to experience an increase in callouts over the Halloween period, so they are urging people to behave safely and respectfully.

People who do not want to be visited by trick or treaters can download the posters here.

Ambulance service urges Halloween caution

One patient was choking on a set of plastic vampire fangs. Credit: PA

The North West Ambulance Service is expecting a big increase in the number of 999 calls it receives over Halloween.

The Trust is urging people to behave themselves over the busy period, so as not to put unnecessary pressure on ambulance staff.

Last year, there was a 13 percent increase in the number of 999 calls across the North West, including one callout for a patient who was choking on a set of plastic vampire fangs.

The Trust has issued the following safety advice:

  • Ensure fancy dress costumes and masks are well-fitted ensuring children can see and walk comfortably
  • Be mindful that many fancy dress costumes can be extremely flammable so keep children wearing them well away from naked flames, paying particular attention to any capes or loose fabric
  • Accompany children whilst out ‘trick or treating’ and use lights to stay visible – glow sticks are a great idea!
  • Wrap up warm for the cold weather and be mindful and respectful of neighbours

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Ghost tour of Britain's 'most haunted' highway

It's claimed the A75 in Dumfries and Galloway is Britain's most haunted highway. Hundreds of sightings of ghostly figures and phantom animals have been reported along the stretch from Gretna to Dumfries.

ITV Border's Hannah McNulty took a trip with the Mostly Ghostly Paranormal Investigation team to hear about some of the most infamous sightings.

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Hannah McNulty visits Britain's most haunted highway

ITV Border's Hannah McNulty took a trip on what is believed to be Britain's most haunted highway last night.

The stretch of the A75 in Dumfries and Galloway is known for its supernatural sightings near the Kinmount straight.

Find out more in her report on tonight's Lookaround.

Border's Hannah McNulty joins Kathleen and John on last night's A75 ghost tour Credit: ITV News