Illegal rave warning

A WARNING has been issued to farmers and landowners after police received information that illegal raves may be taking place in Suffolk over the Christmas period.

A WARNING has been issued to farmers and landowners after police received information that illegal raves may be taking place in Suffolk over the Christmas period.

Police are concerned that the cold, foggy weather could force organisers to target indoor venues like large barns, out-buildings and halls, and owners are being urged to take measures to protect their property.

Superintendent Ian Sidney, the eastern area operations manager, said: “As always police will act to prevent any illegal, unlicensed gathering.

“These events are unregulated and, therefore, police are concerned both for the safety of rave-goers and about the disruption that can be caused to local communities.


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Superintendent Sidney said they would prosecute rave organisers.

Police are also calling on the public to help by reporting any information about raves or sightings of large groups of vehicles gathering.

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Venue managers are also being advised to be wary of people making bookings at very short notice, particularly if they are not local.

Landowners should secure buildings, gates and access routes to buildings if possible.

Anyone with information should call Suffolk police on 01473 613500.

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