Illegal gathering, Dartmoor

Police are currently at Bellever, Postbridge, in Dartmoor following an illegal rave in the area being reported in the early hours of the morning (27th December). It is believed that around 1,000 people attended the illegal gathering.

Chief Inspector Richard Hooper-Bennett, said: “Our concerns are both for the people in attendance, and the impact on the local community. It has been an exceptionally cold night and a few people could be worse for wear, so we will be making sure that this dispersal is done calmly and people only allowed to leave the area when they are fit to do so.

“Dispersal orders are now in place and all three sound rigs have been dismantled, we also have traffic police here who will be ensuring drivers are in a fit state and their cars are roadworthy before being allowed to leave the area.

“At this time we have had no arrests or any vehicles or sound equipment seized. There are still around 500 people here and we expect this to take a few more hours before all people have left.

“I would like to thank the local people of Postbridge for their patience.”

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

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