Suffolk: Warning issued over potential for illegal raves over Easter weekend

The scene of a rave in Kings Forest, West Stow

The scene of a rave in Kings Forest, West Stow

MEMBERS of the public and landowners are urged to be on the look-out for suspicious activity this Easter weekend as police bid to crack down on illegal raves.

Officers are also warning would-be organisers that sound equipment will be seized and that they will face prosecution.

Suffolk’s Chief Superintendent, Jon Brighton, said: “Historically we have seen illegal raves being held over Bank Holiday weekends.

“Our zero-tolerance approach to such unlicensed music events, which are potentially dangerous and cause unnecessary damage and disruption, will continue.

“We will maintain a hard line against anyone organising such events and we will prosecute and seize the equipment and vehicles of those found to be involved in their organisation.

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“We will also seek to prosecute anyone attending a rave who commits other offences.”

Extra patrols have been planned, while people are asked to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity around open land or disused buildings to 101.

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