Bulwell police have warned residents they may be quizzed when buying flour and eggs in the run up to Halloween.
Local shops are being provided with posters warning them not to sell the products to children under the age of 16.
PCSO Stacey Hardstaff, based at Bulwell police station, said: “Please bear in mind that if you wish to purchase these items in the company of under 16’s, you may be asked who the items are intended for. Please understand the purpose of this is to minimise anti-social behaviour in the local area.
“Similarly, please don’t buy eggs or flour for children under 16, if asked outside shops.”
Police have advised people who are wary of answering the door on the big night, to ask at their local police station for a free ‘No Trick or Treaters’ poster to place in windows and doors.
She added: “Dark nights are in full swing now. If you’re going out, why not leave on a light? And always ensure to lock windows and doors. We wish you all an enjoyable and happy Hallowe’en. As always, many regards from the Bulwell Town Centre beat team. If you have any other issues, please approach our Beat Team whilst out on patrol. Call 101 or 999 in an emergency.”