Police have published advice for residents in north Shropshire to enjoy their Hallowe’en safely.

Oswestry’s Safer Neightbourhood Team (SNT) posted a list of do’s and don’t’s on their Twitter page on Tuesday ahead of the annual spooky celebrations.

They have advised that those who plan to go trick-or-treating should remain in well-lit areas, wear bright clothing and always carry a torch.

They have also advised adults to accompany their children at all times when trick-or-treating, and added children should never go trick-or-treating alone.

Trick-or-treaters have been told not to knock on the doors of strangers and to never enter a stranger’s home.

They are also being told not to, unless pre-arranged, visit elderly members of the community and to not frighten older people.

Trick-or-treaters are being told to keep any tricks within the law, and have been notified that any tricks which result in damage will be treated as an offence and dealt with as such.

Police have also advised people to look out for ‘Sorry, no trick-or-treat’ signs on houses in the area.

They are asking trick-or-treaters to respect these signs and to avoid the houses when they are out having fun.