Police appeal over illegal rave

DETECTIVES are trying to track down four men believed to hold vital information about an illegal rave at which violence erupted during a raid by Suffolk Police.

DETECTIVES are trying to track down four men believed to hold vital information about an illegal rave at which violence erupted during a raid by Suffolk Police.

The pictures of the men were yesterday released by the force, which wants to speak to them in connection with an incident at Kings Forest, North Stow, near Elveden, at about 6.15am on April 30 this year.

Officers involved the raid allegedly found themselves confronted by violent disorder when they swooped on the illegal rave earlier this year.

Nine people are already making their way through Suffolk's court system as a result of the police operation.


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On Thursday, Adelle Parker, 23, of Magdalen Street, Norwich, Stephen Singleton, 25, of Pretorial Cottages, West Acre and 21-year-old Jamie Cosham of Chapel Lane, in Hardwick, all denied carrying on an unauthorised licensable activity when they appeared before magistrates in Bury St Edmunds.

Mark Ellis, 18, of Gonville Close, Mildenhall, Stephen Forster, 20, of Beccles Road, Lowestoft, David Graves, 19 of Ash Close in Hethersett, Anthony Hall, 19, of High Street in Brandon, Richard Wright, 33, of Rought Avenue, Brandon and Samuel West, 21, of Little Melton Road, Hethersett also pleaded not guilty to the same charge.

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If found guilty, they face up to six months in jail or a fine of up to £20,000.

Parker and Singleton have also been charged with resisting or obstructing a police constable - an offence they both deny.

Nathan Davies, 18, of Ryedale in Carlton Colville, Samantha Ingram, 20, of Barnham Broom Road in Wymondham and 19-year-old Nathan Elfleet, 19, of Wingland in Sutton Bridge are all charged with violent disorder.

In the case of these three, magistrates declined jurisdiction, which means their cases will be heard before a judge at crown court in Ipswich.

No pleas have yet been entered on the violent disorder matters. Their case was adjourned for eight weeks.

The other nine defendants will again appear before magistrates in three weeks' time. All 12 defendants were released on bail.

But Suffolk Police is still investigating events during the April raid and yesterday appealed for the four men pictured to come forward.

Anybody with information should contact Det Sgt Andy Day at Ixworth Police on 01284 774181 or Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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