Parents slammed for taking kids to rave

POLICE have urged parents to be “more vigilant and inquisitive” after it emerged adults were dropping their children off at an illegal rave.

James Hore

POLICE have urged parents to be “more vigilant and inquisitive” after it emerged adults were dropping their children off at an illegal rave.

Inspector Paul Davey was speaking after he and his officers prevented an event from going ahead in a field at Great Braxted on Friday night.

He said: “I was extremely concerned that a large number of parents were dropping their children off for this event.

“Parents should be aware that these events are illegal for health and safety reasons and they are not regulated.

They are also places where drink and drugs may be on sale.

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“We found a large amount of alcohol in the field at Great Braxted and it was obviously there to be sold to the young people who attended.

“We know that these events may be advertised on social networking websites and can attract large numbers of young people. But I would urge parents to be vigilant and inquisitive and find out exactly where their children are going when they ask for lifts.

“These events can pop up anywhere and at any time but parents should keep their children well away from them for their own safety.”