Halloween 999 calls soar

HALLOWEEN trick or treaters caused a huge increase in the number of 999 calls made to Cambridgeshire Police on Tuesday evening. Between 5.45pm and 8.45pm the constabulary s force control room (FCR) averaged one call a minute and a total 170 calls. The for

HALLOWEEN trick or treaters caused a huge increase in the number of 999 calls made to Cambridgeshire Police on Tuesday evening.

Between 5.45pm and 8.45pm the constabulary's force control room (FCR) averaged one call a minute and a total 170 calls.

The force said the majority of calls were in relation to Halloween and trick or treaters, with reports of eggs being thrown and large groups of youths hanging around neighbourhoods.

During the late shift, which runs between 3pm and 10pm, the FCR received 285 calls. On an average Tuesday it would normally receive about 150.