Holiday rave warning

AN ALERT has gone out over possible raves being held in the region over the Bank Holiday weekend - with police keen to avoid a repeat of an illegal gathering in Suffolk two weeks ago.

AN ALERT has gone out over possible raves being held in the region over the Bank Holiday weekend - with police keen to avoid a repeat of an illegal gathering in Suffolk two weeks ago.

Revellers “trashed” a police car during the rave at the former Parham Airfield on May 13. An estimated 500 people descended on the event.

Now police in Suffolk are warning landowners to be vigilant over the coming days to help stop any potential gatherings.

Chief Insp Michael Holdsworth said: “Early information from the public is critical if we are to prevent a rave from taking place. Our priority when dealing with raves is the health and safety of all those involved. If we can get onto a site early, seize equipment and prevent the rave from taking place, we will.


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“However, in some cases where a rave is up and running with large crowds of people already present it is sometimes necessary to manage the event where it is, monitoring it closely to ensure as far as possible the safety of attendees.”

Anyone who spots large convoys of cars grouping together in car parks or vans and trucks suitable for transporting sound equipment making their way onto rural sites to contact police on 01473 613500.

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