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Police shut down a rave at a disused Carpetright store

A 39-year-old man was arrested at the scene

  • Rebecca Maguire
  • 19 November 2019
Police shut down a rave at a disused Carpetright store

Police were called to an abandoned Carpetright warehouse in Strood Retail Park, Kent on Sunday night to break up an illegal rave being held.

The event is believed to have been attended by over 1000 people, meaning 10 police cars turned up and shut down the party at 11.30pm.

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A 39-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to commit a public order offence and supplying a psychoactive substance in the form of nitrous oxide.

Police spokesman Steve Knight said: "Kent Police officers attended Strood Retail Park following reports of antisocial behaviour by young people travelling to the location.

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"It was established that a suspected unlicensed music event was being held inside a disused warehouse with a significant number of people in attendance.

"Officers remained at the location to prevent any potential breach of the peace, ensure public safety and identify if any criminal offences had been committed."

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