Men fined after illegal rave

TWO men who helped organise an illegal rave which continued for three days until finally being stopped by police in riot gear have been fined a total of £3,500.

TWO men who helped organise an illegal rave which continued for three days until finally being stopped by police in riot gear have been fined a total of £3,500.

Daniel Crook and David Howard appeared before magistrates in Ipswich yesterday where they admitted a single charge of being concerned in the organisation of unlicensed public entertainment.

The huge rave was held at Ramsholt, near Woodbridge, on August 28, 29 and 30 last year and caused disruption for thousands of villagers.

Crook, 29, of Bullocks Lane, Caister on Sea, was fined £2,000 at South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court for his part in the illegal event and was ordered to pay £35 costs.


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Howard, 21, of Bakers Road, Norwich, was fined £1,500 and also ordered to pay costs of £35.

Both men were made subject of a depravation order which will see the permanent confiscation of items such as speakers, camouflage tarpaulin, scaffolding, generators and fuel containers.

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An estimated 1,000 people turned up at the illegal rave and dozens of complaints about loud music were made to a council's out of hours' emergency service.

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