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Lynford/Thetford: Police make arrests following illegal rave – News … 0

Lynford/Thetford: Police make arrests following illegal rave – News …

Rave near Lynford has now ended Mariam Ghaemi 1 Sunday, October 6, 2013 5:29 PM Arrests have been made following an illegal rave in forest near Thetford which about 400 people attended. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in. Police closed the event in the Lynford area, near Thetford, at about 12.30pm today – about 12 hours after it started.

A spokesman for Norfolk police said so far five arrests had been made concerning organising of the event and possession with intent to supply drugs. Sound equipment, speakers, turn-tables and two vehicles were seized. During the night it is thought around 400 people were in attendance with about 200 vehicles parked up.

Superintendent Stuart Gunn said: Unlicensed music events (UMEs) or raves like this one are not only a disturbance to local people, but also very unsafe due to the remote location, closeness to fast roads and intoxication of people attending. A mess was left behind here and damage was done to the forest area. Significant police resources were deployed today and several arrests have been made.

Officers attended the site in the early hours and blocked off access points to prevent further people entering. The event was closely monitored throughout the early hours of the morning with intelligence and evidence gathering processes in relation to vehicles and individuals. Earlier this year an 18-year-old man was taken to Addenbrooke s Hospital in Cambridge with serious head injuries after falling 10 feet from a speaker rig following an illegal rave in Swanton Abbott, while a 26-year-old woman was airlifted to hospital after collapsing at a UME in Croxton, near Thetford.

References ^ Mariam Ghaemi (www.ipswichstar.co.uk)

Lynford/Thetford: Police deal with illegal rave attended by about 400 … 0

Lynford/Thetford: Police deal with illegal rave attended by about 400 …

Illegal rave at Thetford Forest Mariam Ghaemi 1 Sunday, October 6, 2013 12:58 PM Police are currently at the scene of a rave in the Lynford area, near Thetford, that is thought to have started just after midnight. To send a link to this page to a friend, you must be logged in. Officers attended the site and efforts were made to contain the area at fire-ride 40 , in the Grimes Graves area of the forest.

Police blocked off access points to prevent further people entering. During the night it is thought about 400 people were in attendance with about 200 vehicles parked up. In the interests of officer safety and considering the large numbers in attendance the event was closely monitored throughout the early hours of the morning.

Officers have been carrying out intelligence and evidence gathering processes in relation to vehicles and individuals present. Air support from a police helicopter was also used to monitor the incident and gather evidence. The incident remains on-going and officers will look to close the event in a safe and controlled manner at an appropriate time.

Superintendent Stuart Gunn said: It continues to be disappointing that people who attend such raves believe that it is acceptable to trespass, cause disruption and damage the forest. Those attending this event showed a complete disregard for road safety, the flora and fauna of the forest, residents in the local community, as well a lack of concern for their own safety. During the course of the night, officers monitored the incident and did what was possible in the circumstances to maintain road safety and limit damage to the land.

Enquiries by officers will continue into establishing who the organiser or organisers were with a view to prosecution, and will also deal with any offences committed.

Whenever possible Norfolk Constabulary will seek to take positive action, seize equipment and prosecute offenders in line with the wishes of affected communities.

References ^ Mariam Ghaemi (www.ipswichstar.co.uk)

Rave at Lynford 0

Rave at Lynford

6 October 2013 Police are currently at the scene of a rave in the Lynford area near Thetford, that is thought to have started at around just after midnight (Sunday 6 October). Officers attended the site and efforts were made to contain the area at fire-ride 40 , in the Grimes Graves area of the forest. Police blocked off access points to prevent further people entering.

During the night it is thought around 400 people were in attendance with around 200 vehicles parked up. In the interests of officer safety and considering the large numbers in attendance the event was closely monitored during throughout the early hours of the morning. Officers have been carrying out intelligence and evidence gathering processes in relation to vehicles and individuals present.

Air support from a police helicopter was also used to monitor the incident and gather evidence. The incident remains on-going and officers will look to close the event in a safe and controlled manner at an appropriate time. Superintendent Stuart Gunn said: “It continues to be disappointing that people who attend such raves believe that it is acceptable to trespass, cause disruption and damage the forest. “Those attending this event showed a complete disregard for road safety, the flora and fauna of the forest, residents in the local community, as well a lack of concern for their own safety.

During the course of the night, officers monitored the incident and did what was possible in the circumstances to maintain road safety and limit damage to the land.

Enquiries by officers will continue into establishing who the organiser(s) was with a view to prosecution, and will also deal with any offences committed.

Whenever possible Norfolk Constabulary will seek to take positive action, seize equipment and prosecute offenders in line with the wishes of our communities that are affected by such illegal activities.