Busy Halloween night for Norfolk and Suffolk police

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Police have had a busy night as Halloween revellers headed out in force across Norfolk and Suffolk.

The Norfolk force took to Twitter to outline its activities during the night, with incidents reported across the county under the Norfolklive hashtag.

Most of the activity centred on the Prince of Wales Road area of Norwich, which officers said was busier than they had seen before, with many of its clubs and bars full early in the evening.

Officers’ shifts were extended because of the large crowds in the area.

Elsewhere, officers were called to a disturbance in Fakenham at around 12.30am today, while there were also reports of anti-social behaviour near Thetford’s railway station shortly before midnight.

In Diss, an alleged assault was reported at around 9.20pm on Saturday, while officers were also despatched to allegations of fireworks being let off in the street close to homes and cars around an hour later.

Officers in King’s Lynn reported no serious incidents, though they were called to a report of youths causing damage at around 10.20pm and a disturbance in the town centre about half an hour later.

Norfolk staff were also despatched to an alleged assault involving a group of youths in Wisbech, shortly before 10pm.

Earlier, at around 6pm, eggs and stones were reported to be being thrown at homes in Swaffham.

That and other similar incidents sparked a warning about “unacceptable” behaviour from revellers.

Suffolk Police also reported a busy night because of Halloween parties and a number of other organised public events.

However, officials said this morning they had not had to deal with any serious incidents.

Ahead of the weekend, both forces had pleaded with people celebrating Halloween to enjoy themselves safely and respects the wishes of those who chose not to mark the occasion.