Police officers in Horncastle have praised youngsters for helping ensure Halloween proved to be a trouble-free experience.
Traditionally, Halloween is one of the busiest times of the year regarding reports of anti-social behaviour.
However, officers revealed there were no incidents in Horncastle and were hoping for a repeat yesterday (Tuesday) on Bonfire Night.
Sergeant Rich Comins paid tribute to the behaviour of youngsters - and to the hard work of officers in the build up to Halloween.
He said: “It (Halloween) has been a big success from our point of view.
“The work started a few weeks ago when officers from the Neighbourhood Team went into the local schools.
“We aren’t kill-joys. We appreciate children want to have a good time.
“However, our message to them was enjoy yourself - but don’t cross the line.”
Officers did patrol previous trouble-spots in the town.
In addition, PCSO Nigel Wass manned a mobile station close to Tesco car park.
Earlier in the day, he was joined by Amanda Smith, from Horncastle’s Children’s Centre.
PSCO Wass said: “We had quite a few children come up to the mobile station during the evening and they were all very polite and well-behaved.
“We handed out sweets and just reminded them how to behave and that what they think is fun can quite often be upsetting to the more vulnerable members of society.
“We had a great response and I’d like to think it is as a result of the hard work we’ve put in.”
While Horncastle enjoyed a relatively quiet and peaceful night, extra officers were diverted to other town’s - including Spilsby..