A TEENAGER was arrested after police closed down an illegal rave in Bracknell town centre. 

The event, in Market Street, Bracknell, was successfully shut down by police after a group was seen in an abandoned building. 

An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of breaching a court warrant, and was found by police to be at the rave on Friday January 12.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: "TVP received information about an unlicensed music event taking place and officers attended Market Street, Bracknell, on Friday night where they saw a group of people attending an empty building.

"Officers engaged with those present, directed people to leave the premises and seized music equipment. The event was safely resolved and the building was clear by 11.30pm.

"If someone becomes aware of an unlicensed music event taking place (rave) or information about a planned rave then they should report this via our 24-hour enquiry centre 101 or 999 in an emergency. It is an emergency when a crime is being committed, there is a risk of injury, or there is a risk of serious damage to property."

A police officer suffered a red-faced moment on social media when they posted that the event had taken place in "a rough area" of Bracknell.

The officer in question then tweeted again to say that the word "rough" was used in reference to not knowing exactly where the rave had taken place.