Police warning over illegal raves

POLICE are urging members of the public and landowners across Suffolk to report any suspicious activities around the Halloween weekend in a bid to crackdown on illegal raves.

Anthony Bond

POLICE are urging members of the public and landowners across Suffolk to report any suspicious activities around the Halloween weekend in a bid to crackdown on illegal raves.

Warnings have also being issued to anyone organising an illegal rave that any sound equipment found would be seized, causing significant financial loss to organisers.

Police say that residents can play a key role in preventing raves by reporting any suspicious activities. Officers are also urging landowners to remain vigilant and immediately report any activity, which may lead them to suspect a rave is being organised on their land. Extra care should be taken to ensure that property entrances are secured wherever this is possible.


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Suffolk and Norfolk Constabularies are collaborating this weekend to prevent, detect and disrupt illegal raves in both counties.

Chief Superintendent David McDonnell said: “I want to warn anyone who is considering organising a rave, that they will face prosecution for holding such an event - we have successfully prosecuted people who have organised raves in Suffolk in the past. We will also seek to prosecute anyone attending a rave who commits other offences, such as damage.”

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Any suspicious activity which may be connected to an illegal rave should be reported to police immediately, dialling 999 if necessary or 01473 613500.

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