There were many reports this evening of children as young as 5 demanding money with menaces at locations across the UK.
Police Officer Hal O'Ween said "I think these reports are very unlikely. There are very strict laws in this country about minors calling at people's houses to collect money or goods for charity. I hardly think it is possible that there are all these young children calling without permission at peoples houses and demanding money and other things for themselves with menaces".
An old lady interviewed had a different story though. "I was settling down for the night when there was a banging at my front door". When I answered it a young person calling themselves Rick Ortreat, I think they said, wanted me to give them cash or he would throw rotten eggs at my door"