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Police close illegal rave

Published: 7 Jan 2013 17:0031 comments

POLICE closed down an illegal rave in Crowthorne on Saturday night.

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Thames Valley Police says it was called at 10.26pm to Crowthorne Woods and went to investigate half an hour later. Officers found about 200 people were in attendance with up to ten vehicles.

Colleagues from neighbouring Hampshire Police had already dispatched officers to monitor influx of traffic into the area.

A decision was made to close the rave and sound equipment was seized. The rave was closed within two hours. No arrests were made.

Were you disturbed by noise from the rave on Saturday night at Crowthorne Woods? Or perhaps you were at the rave and thought it should not have been shut down by police? Please leave your comments below.

Inspector Jon Goosey, deputy commander for Bracknell Forest, said: "Thames Valley Police has a robust response to illegal music gatherings. We will work with our partners to prevent such gatherings taking place, and when they do, take swift and robust action to close them down.

"We understand the concern and disruption these illegal events can have on the local community and want to reassure people that we will always take robust action."

If you notice anyone acting suspiciously such as those conducting early reconnaissance on rural land or starting to set up an event, contact Thames Valley Police on 101 promptly with a description and location to help prevent a rave before it has started.

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