Men charged over summer rave

POLICE have charged 11 men in connection with a rave in King's Forest near Bury St Edmunds last summer.Around 100 officers from Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex were involved in breaking up the rave on land at Ingham, which was attended by around 1,000 people on July 15.

James Mortlock

POLICE have charged ten men in connection with a rave in King's Forest near Bury St Edmunds last summer.

Around 100 officers from Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex were involved in breaking up the rave on land at Ingham, which was attended by around 1,000 people on July 15.

Two men - Michael Hodges, 19, from Finborough Road, Stowmarket, and Joshua Barrington-Lee, 22, of Canterbury Close, Ipswich - have been charged with conspiracy to organise an unauthorised licensable event. Barrington-Lee has also been charged with possession of Ecstasy, cocaine and ketamine.

A further eight men have each been charged with violent disorder. They are: Peter Stokes, 29, from Ipswich Street, Bury; Stuart Brown, 24, of The Street, Bergh Apton, Norfolk; Adrian Rowbotham, 27, from King's Green, Fairstead, King's Lynn, Norfolk; Kirk Austin, 18, from The Causeway, Stow Bridge, King's Lynn; Wayne Saxton, 19, of Mellis Road, Yaxley, Norfolk; Luke Parker, 25, from Norwich Road, Brockford; Christopher Kerry, 23, of Church Close, Roydon, Norfolk; Craig Kirtley, 23, of Verneuil Avenue, Stowmarket.

A 17-year-old from Norwich has been rebailed back to Stowmarket Police Station on April 10. The charged men will appear before Bury magistrates on March 25.

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