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Three people have been arrested for organising illegal raves in the UK

Staffordshire police made the arrests ahead of a planned rave at the weekend

  • Seb Wheeler
  • 1 July 2020
Three people have been arrested for organising illegal raves in the UK

Three people have been arrested for organising illegal raves in the UK.

Staffordshire police arrested three men ahead of a rave they'd allegedly organised at the weekend.

The men, age 21, 24 and 28 and from Darlaston, Rugeley and Smethwick respectively, were arrested on suspicion of conspiring to cause a public nuisance.

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The Derby Telegraph reports that two of the men have been released on conditional bail with a curfew imposed while the third is still in police custody for questioning.

The arrests have been made as part of a UK wide crackdown on illegal raves that have sprung up as lockdown restrictions ease and good summer weather rolls in.

The men were allegedly involved in the organisation of a rave in Rugeley, a market town in the West Midlands on the last weekend of June.

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Local police had previously made 13 arrests at a rave in the area earlier in the month and have been dealing with illegal parties attracting up to 1000 people since June 13.

Chief Superintendent Ratcliffe said: "We want to warn young people of the significant risks posed by such events and keep our communities safe.

"To those thinking about attending or organising such events - you will face enforcement action and could receive a criminal record. Do not go to illegal raves and risk your lives."

Read our report on the UK's lockdown rave scene here.

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