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Wiltshier Police stopped an illegal rave from taking place in the Pewsey Vale last night, 20th June 2020.

police raveOfficers were made aware of a possible rave at about 10pm last night and attended the scene,  supported by the drone unit.

They found a gathering of 20-30 people along with a sound system, bar and portable toilets. Whilst officers were at the location, more people began to arrive.

The sound equipment was seized under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act and police dispersed the gatherers.

Supt Gavin Williams said: “I hope our response to this matter serves as a reminder to all that we will act on intelligence passed to us.

“Illegal raves such as this have a really damaging impact on our rural communities and we will use proportionate action to ensure they are stopped as early as possible.

“It is also worth reminding everyone that, under the current Government guidelines, we should all be maintaining social distancing at this time.

“Finally, I would urge our communities to continue sharing information about incidents such as this so we are able to intervene at the earliest opportunity.”

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