Police flooded with 'rave' complaints
POLICE are today monitoring the situation at a travellers camp near Sutton Heath after residents in Melton and Woodbridge faced hours of loud rave music through the night.
POLICE are today monitoring the situation at a travellers camp at Sutton Heath after residents in Melton and Woodbridge faced hours of loud rave music through the night.
Officers were first alerted to the situation on the camp near RAF Woodbridge at 1.30am yesterday and the loud music continued through the night.
It quietened during the day yesterday but started up again last night, once again prompting a flood of complaints to police.
A spokesman for Suffolk police said: “From 1.30am on Saturday we began to receive a series of complaints from residents about noise coming from that site and effecting the residents of Melton and Woodbridge, this being rave-type noise.
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“The complaints continued through to about 7am or 8am on Saturday morning.
“During the evening (yesterday) from 9.30pm onwards it appeared the party started up again and we began to receive complaints of loud rave music from that site affecting Melton and Woodbridge.
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“We have consulted with Suffolk Coastal District Council who are aware of this ongoing party and have had environmental officers monitoring it throughout the day.
“We used a police helicopter to survey the site and established there is a small gathering of some 40 to 50 people, a number of vehicles and two controlled camp fires.”
The spokesman said the noise coming from the site had been “clearly quite loud”.
But he said: “We will not be mustering the police resources from across the county to enter the site to clear it.
“We will continue to monitor this.”
Officers today said the situation appeared to have calmed and there were hopes the gathering would end without police intervention.