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Last Updated: Friday, 28 October 2005, 05:26 GMT 06:26 UK
More patrols for Halloween time
A Halloween pumpkin
Egg-throwing needs to be prevented, Surrey Police say
Police presence in Surrey is being stepped up around Halloween to reassure the public and deal with disorder and anti-social behaviour.

Extra police patrols will be in place in known "hotspots" and a zero tolerance approach used.

Officers have asked local shopkeepers to question youngsters buying eggs and flour, in order to prevent any attacks.

Ch Insp Colin Green said that "unfortunately a small minority insist on spoiling fun".

"We want people to have a good time but we are not prepared to allow this to happen at the expense of others," he added.

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