City takes fright for Halloween

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Liverpool went all out for a spooktacular Halloween night as ghosts, ghouls and all things scary roamed the streets of the city.

The annual celebration was marked with a Lantern Parade held in Sefton Park on Sunday, which saw thousands of people out to see the ghosts and spirits that were said to emerge with the light of the community’s lanterns.

Small children and adults alike in fancy dress followed illuminated spooky characters around the park. The event showcased dancers, choral chanting and conspiracy theorists while ghosts rampaged through the park.

The event was a success this year, despite funding problems last year which resulted in its cancellation, after it was saved by a £20,000 council grant.

Elsewhere, staff from shops, hairdressers and cafes on Bold Street in the city centre gathered together to recreate the chilling zombie scene from Michael Jackson’s Thriller video. More than 50 people dressed up as the living dead as they shuffled down the road.

Haunted attraction ‘Farmageddon’ was a sell-out once again this year as people from all over the world flocked to the ‘Scream Park’ in Ormskirk to experience interactive horror first hand. This year, the park contained three horror houses, said to be bigger, better and badder than ever.

Parties were held all over the city as people celebrated All Hallow’s Eve in style as Liverpool city centre saw superheroes, freaky felines and other costumed freaks come out in the dead of night.

However, Halloween did not go without its trouble-causers as Merseyside Police made 49 ‘Mischief Night’ arrests after implementing an operation on 30th October after the disorder in the past. The police were tweeting throughout the night updating the public on the arrests that were made.

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