A smart kid has come up with a clever line to ensure he gets given loads of sweets when he goes to neighbouring houses this Halloween.
Seven-year-old Jake Williams has got a large bucket ready to be filled to the brim with all the sweets and chocolates that he is hoping to extort out of the people living on his street.
“Normally I’d walk around to their houses, smiling under my Dracula mask and calling out ‘Trick-or-treat!'” he told us this morning.
“But this year I’m stepping it up a bit. I’m a growing lad, after all, and the contributions in recent years have been a bit lacking.
“So this time I’ll just be saying ‘Look Mr Smith, give me all your chocolates or I’ll tell the police you’ve got six people round for a party, oh, and chuck in a bottle of Coke, there’s a good chap’.
“I reckon I could do quite well this year – amazing what the threat of the old bill can do to some people.”
Local authorities around the country have strongly discouraged trick-or-treating this year due to the pandemic, but Jake is undeterred.
“At the end of the day, all I’m going to be doing is wearing a mask and eating sweets. That’s all Mummy has been doing since April, and she’s alright.”