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Police issue Halloween rave warning

PUBLISHED: 12:58 30 October 2008 | UPDATED: 12:08 03 July 2010

POLICE have pledged to adopt a zero tolerance approach to anyone planning to organise a rave this weekend.

The Force is working particularly closely with police in Suffolk, sharing information and providing additional police units to specifically target rave-goers or anyone suspected of involvement in the organisation of a rave across the two counties.

POLICE have pledged to adopt a zero tolerance approach to anyone planning to organise a rave this weekend.

The Force is working particularly closely with police in Suffolk, sharing information and providing additional police units to specifically target rave-goers or anyone suspected of involvement in the organisation of a rave across the two counties.

Chief Supt Tony Cherington said: “I want to make it quite clear that we will use all necessary resources to prevent, disrupt and close down illegal raves in this county. We have issued this warning as we approach the Halloween weekend.

“These events are unsafe and disruptive to our local communities. We will continue to take a hard line against them and seek to prosecute and seize and destroy the equipment of anyone found to be involved in their organisation. We will be putting on a significant police presence this weekend to achieve our aims.”

Suspicious activities which should be reported to police include trespassers on private land taking interest in a potential rave site, a large gathering of vehicles in car parks or moving convoy of vehicles on roads and invasions onto land by people with vans which may be carrying sound equipment.

Police across the county have been working very closely with landowners, the Forestry Commission and Farmwatch to offer security advice and ensure they contact the police at the earliest opportunity with information.

Landowners are also being reminded to ensure the entrances to their property are secure and also to report any breaches suspected of being linked to a potential rave to police.

Anyone with information about an illegal rave or witness to suspicious activity on farmland or in buildings should contact Norfolk Constabulary on 0845 456 4567.

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