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Five arrests made after police shut down unlicensed rave in Thetford




Five people have been arrested and fined after they attended an unlicensed rave in Thetford .

More than 100 police officers shut down the event, which saw more than 500 people flock to Thetford Forest on Saturday night.

Specialist teams moved in on the site on Sunday afternoon and the event was closed down at around 6.30pm.

Five people have been arrested and fined after they attended an unlicensed rave in Thetford.
Five people have been arrested and fined after they attended an unlicensed rave in Thetford.

Audio equipment, generators, the rig and a large flat-bed lorry were seized at the scene.

Those who had attended were asked to leave the area, with anyone who refused having been arrested.

Of the five people arrested, three were issued £100 fines at the scene while two were taken into custody before being fined £100.

Assistant Chief Constable Nick Davison, who led the operation, said: "Our investigations are ongoing to trace the organisers and these enquiries are progressing well.

"We understand the disruption such events cause to local communities and the concern people will have, particularly as coronavirus continues to be a real threat.

"This was a well-established and planned event and we needed additional specialist resources to shut it down safely. More than 100 officers from four forces were involved in the operation, which is a significant task but one which led to the right results being achieved.

"I would like to thank local residents once again for their patience and understanding while we worked to close it down.”

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