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Spooky home-owners raise thousands for cancer charity

More than a thousand trick or treaters visited a spooky house in Brighton last night.

£2,000 was raised by visitors to the Highcroft Villas property.

Donations will go to Macmillian Cancer support.

Spooky home-owner, Oliver Slim, told ITV News Meridian why he decided to decorate his home to raise money:

Hundreds of trick or treaters expected to visit spooky house

Oliver Slim and Oliver Blackaby have been decorating their home for Halloween for the last 4 years

Hundreds of trick or treaters are expected to visit a spooky house in Brighton this Halloween. Oliver Slim and his husband, Oliver Blackaby, have been decorating their home in Highcroft Villas for the last 4 years, raising money for charity.

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Dog walker suffers broken jaw after attack by group wearing Halloween masks

A dog walker has been punched in the face after being approached by a group of people wearing Halloween masks in Southampton.

The man was walking his dog along Thornhill Park Road between 4.45pm and 5.15pm on Saturday 28 October.

He was at the junction of Thornhill Park Road and Hinkler Road, waiting to cross over when a group of three men and one woman wearing Halloween masks or face paint approached him. One of the men began to deliberately scare the man’s dog and then punched the man in the face.

The dog walker, a 23-year-old from Southampton, suffered a broken jaw and chipped teeth.

It has been reported the group of men all had their faces painted or were wearing skull masks. The woman in the group was seen to be wearing a white top with red marks on and black trousers.

This attack happened in broad daylight on a busy road. There were a lot of cars passing by the area and due to the group’s distinctive appearances and behaviour it is believed that they would have attracted the attention of passers-by.

We believe the man that we are looking to trace had also approached a number of passing vehicles trying to scare drivers.

If you saw this group or have any dash cam footage of them, please get in contact by calling 101 and quoting 44170419802.

In particular we would like to speak to a woman who was driving a green Peugeot 206 who we believe stopped to talk to the victim after the incident.

– PC Sarah Miller

Spookily cute- We'd love to see your best Halloween pictures

Kiki Peaches rocking the pumpkin look Credit: Kim Mateer

Thank you to viewer Tracy McLean who sent us this picture of her friend's granddaughter Kiki Peaches, modelling the latest in Halloween-wear.

Scarily cute, but can you do better?

We'd love to see your Halloween pictures of carved pumpkins, deadly displays and creepy costumes. We'll share the best of them on Meridian Tonight.

This garden in London is Halloween-ready! Credit: PA

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Stabbing 'may have been linked' to incident involving clown mask

Four people have been arrested after a man was stabbed in Southsea.

Police believe the stabbing in Sedgley Close may have been linked to an earlier incident involving a child wearing a clown mask.

A 34 year old woman, two 18 year old men and a 17 year old boy are being questioned.

Is this Halloween display too gruesome?

A Halloween display in a shop window in Hampshire has been criticised for being too gory. Several shopowners in Leigh Park have decorated their premises as part of a local competition. But the scene in one cafe has been described as 'just too horrific'. The owner says it attracts publicity and is good for local business, as Sally Simmonds reports

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