After incidents of anti-social behaviour at Halloween, police will be increasing patrols for fireworks night.

Hertsmere Chief Inspector Steve O’Keeffe said: “While the vast majority of the community enjoyed Halloween without becoming involved in criminal behaviour, officers did deal with a small minority causing disorder on the night.

“I would like to reassure residents that this weekend, we have extra high-visibility and covert police patrols working extra shifts.

“We have asked for support from other specialist departments across the force to make sure everyone can enjoy fireworks night and remember it for all the right reasons.

“We would like to make it clear that anyone found using fireworks irresponsibly will be dealt with robustly and we will be using our stop and search powers to their full potential, so I would advise members of the public against carrying fireworks on themselves.

“I would also urge parents to keep track of where their teenagers are to ensure they are safe and not involved in any potential disorder.

“If they are found to be committing anti-social behaviour then there could be long term implications in the shape of a criminal record.”

To report any information about planned disorder or anti-social behaviour call the police on 101 or online at or contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or visit If you see a crime in progress, dial 999.