Crackdown on raves

A police crackdown on raves continued at the weekend when officers not only broke up an unlicensed music event but arrested two men.On Friday night at around 10.

A police crackdown on raves continued at the weekend when officers not only broke up an unlicensed music event but arrested two men.

On Friday night at around 10.20pm police turned up to a barn at the back of Langham airfield, near Holt, and found sound equipment set up ready for a rave.

The sound system was seized, people flocking to the barn were turned away, and two men were arrested on suspicion of organising an illegal musical event.

Superintendent Jo Parrett said: “This swift action by police officers once again demonstrates our robust approach to tackling this type of event in the county.


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“We were able to intervene before it was able to get started and it is part of our continued operation that illustrates our zero tolerance approach to such gatherings.

“We will continue to work closely with other police forces and partner agencies to tackle this issue.

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“We will not tolerate those individuals who choose to break the law and ruin the peace of the county. Organisers need to understand that we will take swift and prompt action.”

Police are warning landowners and members of the public to remain vigilant and to immediately report anyone coming onto land or property who may be planning on holding a rave.

They added large convoys of vehicles gathering in car parks, or vans and trucks suitable for supporting sound equipment are other warning signs people should look for.

Last week a man was fined for organising an illegal rave at Horsey Gap and his equipment was destroyed.

Anyone with information about an illegal rave should contact Norfolk Constabulary on 0845 4564567.

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