Police are used to dealing with slippery customers, but not of this kind.

Officers got up close and personal with snakes and lizards at a free Halloween event.

People of all ages joined in the fun at this year's Hallogreen party, held at Convent Way Community Centre, in Southall, last Thursday (October 31).

 

They got to meet exotic animals and enjoyed activities including face-painting, fancy dress competitions and an arts and crafts workshop.

The event was organised by Hounslow Homes, which manages 16,500 properties across the borough on behalf of Hounslow Council.