Warning to landlords after illegal rave

POLICE are warning landlords to be on their guard after break-ins led to an illegal rave and a party being held in mid Suffolk.

John Howard

POLICE are warning landlords to be on their guard after break-ins led to an illegal rave and a party being held in mid Suffolk.

At around 8.45pm on Friday police received reports of a burglary at a barn in Wetherden Road, Great Ashfield. Around 50 people were found to be attending an illegal rave there, which officers closed down. The building was then secured.

A 17-year-old man from Haverhill was reported for consideration of prosecution for possession of cannabis and a 17-year-old man from Bury St Edmunds was given a fixed penalty notice for disorder.


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A spokeswoman for Suffolk Constabulary said: “An 18-year-old man from Haverhill also received a warning for possession of cannabis. A 24-year-old man from King's Lynn was arrested on suspicion of drink driving and has been released on police bail, to return to Bury Police Station on March 23.

“A 17-year-old man was given a warning for possession of cannabis. A 21-year-old male from Fressingfield received a warning for possession of cannabis.”

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At around 5.20am on Saturday police also received reports of a burglary at an empty building on Station Road in Haughley.

Around 40 people were inside, claiming to be holding a party. Officers contained the building and the people left in the morning, but the property was extensively damaged inside.

Officers are advising owners of empty properties to ensure that they are secured and alarmed if possible and advice can be obtained from your local crime reduction officer on 01473 613500.

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