POLICE are stepping up patrols in targeted areas of the town in a bid to tackle anti-social behaviour over the Halloween and Bonfire Night weekends.
An increased number of patrols will be out in the Southbrook and Ashby Fields areas as well as the town centre.
The more visible police presence comes alongside warnings to the public to be extra careful during the autumn events.
Temporary inspector for the Daventry Safer Community Team, Paul Valentine, said: “We will be deploying more officers than usual in the areas where there has been problems in the past. This is work which is designed to be preventative but we’ll be ready to step in should anything serious happen.”
Police have also issued cautionary advice for people to heed over the next two weekends.
Insp Valentine added: “If you are a young child and thinking of going out trick or treating, then I would encourage people to go out with someone responsible.
“Please be aware there are some people who do not want to participate in the events so be responsible and treat others with respect.
“I would urge teenagers to not go out trick or treating because, especially for older people, it can be intimidating having a group of teenagers knocking on the door.
“Also go to an organised fireworks display rather than having one at home. And if you do, don’t drink alcohol at the same time.”