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Kent Police cancel rest days over Halloween

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Image caption Officers worked late into the night over Halloween

A crackdown on anti-social behaviour has led to the cancellation of rest days for 80 Kent Police officers over the Halloween and Bonfire Night period.

Officers will work late into the night to give a visible police presence across Dartford and Gravesham.

The force is sending Bluetooth messages to warn schoolchildren of the dangers of fireworks.

Those under the age of 18 are being reminded they could face an £80 fine if caught in possession of fireworks.

Ch Insp Philip Painter said: "While Kent Police does not want to spoil anyone's fun we do want to ensure everyone is safe."

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