By Elliot Wilson
BBC News, London
Metropolitan Police She said if parents and young people felt the need to dress up for the night, they should ensure costumes are not dangerous, for example could be posed with sharp objects. “Whether it is a mask or a costume, you shouldn’t be putting anyone in danger on Halloween,” she said. In addition to 24-hour patrols, the Met said it would be using various cameras, including a HD vision equipped camera which can be mounted on four observation posts. But in an attempt to stop a repeat of last year’s Halloween night disorder, where images of terrified revellers were uploaded onto social networking sites, the Met are urging potential offenders to turn in photographs and any video of incidents which will help prosecute any perpetrators. Police say officers working during the Halloween night would be present to deal with any troublemakers, and would have the power to place detain and charge anyone who broke the law.
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