Trick or treaters pelted homes with eggs in Gloucester last night despite patrols in the city by a new anti-social behaviour van. Our reporter Ken Goodwin spent the night on the streets to find out whether people thought it was a good idea.
There was a mixed reaction to a new anti-social behaviour van which went on patrol in Gloucester last night to help residents who were having problems. There were staff on board to deal with noise, rowdy tenants, nuisance or lawbreaking.
A woman has told ITV West how she trick or treaters threw eggs at her home in Gloucester on Halloween.
A new anti-social behaviour van was on patrol in Gloucester last night to help residents who were having problems on Halloween.The scheme is a partnership between Operation Solace - Gloucester City Housing's anti social behaviour unit - the city council and Gloucestershire Police.
There are staff on board who can deal with noise, rowdy tenants, nuisance or lawbreaking.
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People who are going out tonight for Halloween are being warned by police not to take their pranks too far. Police will be patrolling the streets to tackle anti-social behaviour including troublemakers who may be throwing eggs or flour.
With Halloween and bonfire night just around the corner, steps are being taken in Gloucester to tackle anti-social behaviour.
A new patrol van will tour the city until midnight, responding quickly to any reports of trouble.
Here's our Gloucestershire Correspondent Ken Goodwin.
A new way of combating anti social behaviour is being launched in Gloucestershire in time for Halloween night.
It's a partnership between the police, a council and housing associations. It's thought to be the first initiative of it's kind in the country.
Inspector Steve Wood says that the Project Solace van will have representatives from different agencies, like environmental health and housing, as well as the police, so they are ready to tackle anything they come across.
They'll also use social media to respond to calls for assistance from residents.