Public urged to be vigilant on raves
LANDOWNERS and the general public are being urged to help prevent illegal raves this bank holiday weekend.Suffolk police are asking local communities to be vigilant and report suspicious activity in order to prevent a repeat of the illegal three-day rave at Ramsholt, near Woodbridge, last August.
LANDOWNERS and the general public are being urged to help prevent illegal raves this bank holiday weekend.
Suffolk police are asking local communities to be vigilant and report suspicious activity in order to prevent a repeat of the illegal three-day rave at Ramsholt, near Woodbridge, last August.
Police were pelted with bottles and stones as they initially tried to break up the rave. Sound equipment was seized and ten people were arrested, of which three were charged and subsequently fined.
So far this year police have arrested 14 people following an illegal rave in Elveden in April and two people at a rave in May, in Coney Weston, near Bury St Edmunds.
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Supt Mike Shields said: “With the lead up to the bank holiday weekend plans are under way to ensure we prevent and deter any illegal raves taking place across the county.
“We are very reliant on information from the public who can play their part by calling us with details of any suspicious activity.
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“Equally landowners are asked to be vigilant and make sure their land is as secure as possible.”
Police are urging anyone who has seen lorries or large numbers of vehicles gathering near woods or rural car parks, fliers advertising raves, or broken padlocks on access gates to report it immediately.
If you have information that a rave is taking place call police on 01473 613500.