Seven arrests as police break up illegal rave

SEVEN people have been arrested after police broke up an illegal rave.

Officers moved in on a boarded up holiday home at Two Mile Bottom near Thetford at about 11am on Saturday morning.

Revellers had broken into the home in the middle of an area of woodland, taking sound equipment in with them.

About 150 were believed to be in attendance at the height of the event.

Seven people were arrested for offences including organising an unlicensed music event, possession of controlled drugs, burglary and theft.

Police say they had been closely monitoring the area since around midnight and were turning away people who were trying to join the rave.

Superintendent Nick Davison said: “The constabulary takes such incidents very seriously and will take action to deal with anyone intent on causing disruption and nuisance within our local communities.

“These events are unsafe and we will continue to prosecute and seize and destroy the equipment of anyone found to be involved.”

A 20-year-old woman from Bury St Edmunds was arrested on suspicion of being involved in the organisation of an unlicensed musical event.

Two 21-year-old men from Stowmarket and Bury were arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled drugs.

A 20-year-old man from Thetford arrested for possession of controlled drugs was also charged with a breach of a bail offence.

A 19-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of theft received an official caution.

A 16-year-old received a reprimand for possession of cannabis.

A 19-year-old man from St Neots was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

No complaints were made in relation to noise levels, with the nearest dwelling about half a mile away.

Police said response officers and road policing officers assisted in the operation.

They are requesting that members of the public remain vigilant.

They are also urging people to report to police any suspicious activity which may lead them to believe that a rave is being organised.