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Police swoop to halt illegal rave

PUBLISHED: 19:08 22 August 2010 | UPDATED: 09:49 16 September 2010

POLICE moved in to close down an illegal rave near Lowestoft at the weekend.

Officers attended an area near the beach at Corton just after 11pm on Saturday where they found about 100 people waiting for a rave to begin and at 11.

POLICE moved in to close down an illegal rave near Lowestoft at the weekend.

Officers attended an area near the beach at Corton just after 11pm on Saturday where they found about 100 people waiting for a rave to begin and at 11.45pm issued a direction to leave notice.

Police say those attending were “compliant” and the area was cleared of people by 1am.

No arrests were made but two generators were seized.

Suffolk police were then called about a separate rave in the west of the county at 6:12am on Sunday.

Members of the public complained about loud music coming from a field in Culford near Bury St Edmunds. Police went to the scene of the noise and found a rave in full swing.

Those attending the rave were compliant with police and the site was clear and cleaned by just after 11am.

Anybody with information about the first incident should contact Acting Inspector Anthony Bridgland on 01986 835300. Anybody with information about the second rave is asked to ring Sgt Kevin Jay on 01284 774100.

A spokesman for the police said: “Suffolk Constabulary will always take positive action in respect of raves, seize sound equipment and prosecute those involved wherever appropriate.”


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