Warm Halloween sees increase in anti-social behaviour - particular problems in Moreton Hall, Bury St Edmunds


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The mild weather has been blamed for an upsurge in anti-social behaviour in Suffolk connected with last night’s Halloween celebrations.

Suffolk police received more reports of young people carrying out low level offences across the county compared with previous years.

“There’s been a problem with young people involving flour and eggs that’s been countywide,” a police spokesman said.

“Part of that is due to the mild weather that we’ve had which has meant more people have been out than usual.”

The police said a particular trouble spot was the Moreton Hall estate in Bury St Edmunds where a section 35 order was issued instructing people to clear the area, or face arrest.