A 33-year-old man has been charged after an illegal rave in a west Suffolk village. 

Police were called at about 8.40pm on Saturday to reports of a large gathering of people at an industrial premises in Stanton, near Bury St Edmunds. 

It is believed that between 200 and 300 vehicles were in attendance to the unlicenced music event. 

Officers made nine arrests as a result of the illegal rave and a lorry was seized as part of the investigation as well as items of sound equipment. 

Adam Allen, 33, and of no fixed address, has been charged with theft and has been bailed to appear before Suffolk Magistrates' Court on December 11. 

Three people were arrested on suspicion of causing a public nuisance. 

A 28-year-old woman was released on police bail to answer on November 27, a 34-year-old man has been bailed until November 28, and a 30-year-old man has been bailed until January 22. 

A 36-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of theft remains in police custody. 

Information on the other four arrests has not yet been released by Suffolk police. 

Detective superintendent Angus Moir, of Suffolk police, said: "Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances leading up to the event and where we can prevent, disrupt or stop a rave taking place, we will do everything within our power to do this in order to minimise the impact on local communities. 

"We are talking with the landowner, and I want to thank members of the public for their patience as we worked to bring this event to a safe closure.”

“Unlicensed music events like this can cause a considerable amount of disruption, causing widespread damage to the natural environment as well.

"As they don’t have to conform to any safety standards, they also put those who choose to attend at risk. I can assure people that the matter doesn’t finish here, and an investigation continues to investigate what has taken place."