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Choose a treat this Halloween with PLAYMOBIL

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Who you gonna call this Halloween? This year forget the tricks and choose a treat from Playmobil’s new and exclusive Ghostbusters™ range. Get your spook on this Halloween with the highly anticipated and exciting new range released earlier this year by the toy manufacturer, marking its first venture into entertainment brand licensing.

The range, which includes six iconic sets from the film, is the perfect way for children and adults alike to celebrate the spooky season. Your little ones can put themselves in the ghost busting shoes and help save the world one villain at a time, perfect for the most ghoulish time of the year.

Many of the most famous Ghostbusters™ scenes are easily recognisable in the sets, which contain the well-known characters, infamous landmarks, iconic gadgets and of course the best of the baddies from the beloved film.

From the famous Firehouse Headquarters to the Ecto-1 car, fans can create their own scenes within their favourite locations and tackle the villains, such as the giant Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. This badly behaved ghost stands at over 13 centimetres tall and retains his infamous presence as the giant fans know and love by dwarfing the other figures. His moving arms and rotatable hands can grip the characters and this really brings him to life.

Fans can also use the “Ghost Containment Unit” to catch and contain troublesome ghosts and ghouls this Halloween, along with taking on the greedy ghost Slimer as he tries to eat his way through the hot dog stand. Or simply enjoy re-creating your favourite scenes again and again from the comfort of your own home.

Jamie Dickinson, Marketing Manager from Playmobil, said: “The Ghostbusters™ range has been a huge success for us so far this year so we are really excited about the upcoming Halloween season. There couldn’t be a better time for children to immerse themselves into the iconic spooky world and use their imaginations and creativity. So if you’re looking for a treat for your children this Halloween there couldn’t be a better one!”

Hallowheelies: Motorbike gang rips up Leeds’ streets on the spookiest night of the year

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HARLEY-OWEEN: A gang of bikers and quadbikers rampaged through Leeds’ streets this Halloween, with zero regard for pedestrians (Photo cred: Oli Grandidge’s Facebook)

HARLEY-OWEEN: A gang of bikers and quadbikers rampaged through Leeds’ streets this Halloween, with zero regard for pedestrians (Photo cred: Oli Grandidge’s Facebook)

A Leeds councillor has called for stricter legislation to be implemented on off road vehicles, after a gang of hundreds tore up and down pedestrianised areas of the city centre on Halloween.

In scenes which were more suited to Hollywood film sets of ‘The Purge’ or ‘Mad Max’, gangs of people on motorbikes, scooters and quad bikes terrorised people on Briggate and Kirkstall Road.

Shocked witnesses posted videos on social media, describing the scenes as ‘utter chaos’ and ‘complete madness’, racking up over a million views.

Cllr Mohammed Iqbal, Labour Councillor for the City and Hunslet ward and deputy cabinet member for community safety, said such scenes were ‘unacceptable’.

“The parents need to take responsibility, that’s one of the key issues,” he said.

“Then I’m also concerned about the law on quad bikes. There’s been so many tragedies. People don’t even wear helmets. Parliament needs to look into the legislation on that.”

TAKING ACTION: Cllr Mohammed Iqbal, of the City and Hunslet ward, praised the police for their actions and urged parliament to look into tougher legislation against the use of off-road vehicles

TAKING ACTION: Cllr Mohammed Iqbal, of the City and Hunslet ward, praised the police for their actions and urged parliament to look into tougher legislation against the use of off-road vehicles

On 1st November, a 26-year-old man was arrested by detectives investigating the incident where he remained in custody.

Chief Superintendent Paul Money, Leeds District Commander, said: “The appalling behaviour that was witnessed in Leeds last night, when a large group of people on motorbikes and quad bikes rode into the city centre and congregated in Kirkstall Road with a complete disregard for the safety of the public, was completely unacceptable.

“Their actions caused significant disruption and nuisance in the area and members of the public were left understandably concerned. We received a large number of calls reporting dangerous riding and other anti-social behaviour by this group.

“Officers from Leeds District, supported by roads policing colleagues and the police helicopter, responded to the incident and were strategically deployed throughout the evening to provide reassurance and gather evidence.

“Kirkstall Road was temporarily closed in the interests of public safety and the majority of the group dispersed by about 10pm.

“Detectives from Leeds District CID are continuing to conduct detailed and comprehensive enquiries today to identify those involved and take robust action against them.

“We are working closely with our local authority colleagues, with particular support from Leeds Anti-Social Behaviour Team and LeedsWatch CCTV.”

He added: “I want to reassure the members of the public who were caught up in the incident last night and the wider community that we will be doing everything we can and using all available criminal and anti-social behaviour legislation to bring those involved to book.

“We believe this event was organised through social media and we would like to remind people to think very carefully about the consequences of their actions when getting involved in unofficial gatherings such as this.

“It is no secret that we are generally experiencing significant levels of demand on our limited resources and with Halloween last night it was one of our busiest nights for calls for service. What we did not need was the mindless actions of a few creating additional unnecessary demand on those limited resources and potentially causing delays to members of the public in need of a police response.”