Police arrest three people alleged to be linked to illegal rave on Saturday
Operation Manningree is cracking down on unlicensed parties
Three people have been arrested in connection with an illegal rave due to happen this weekend.
The 19, 20 and 36-year-old are charged on suspicion to "commit public nuisance", with reports speculating they could be linked to the Scum Tek group behind the south London rave that resulted in police clashes last October.
Police have not confirmed this, but they were arrested as part of Operation Manningree which launched after last year's violence with police and Scum Tek's fifth birthday is advertised on Facebook for Saturday.
While the three arrested remain in custody, suspects linked to the incident last year are still wanted by police.
Andy Barnes of the Metropolitan Police had a warning for those planning on hosting illegal raves: "Illegal raves or 'squat raves' are dangerous to those attending; cause criminal damage to the venue and are often a costly nuisance to local residents and businesses.
"The closure of such an event in October last year resulted in police officers being injured and private property and vehicles being damaged. We will continue to take action to prevent illegal events wherever possible."
[Via: Evening Standard]
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