Police pull plug on illegal rave


- Credit: Archant

Sound systems seized and up to 500 dispersed from woodland party.

POLICE in North Devon pulled the plug on an illegal rave in woods near Hatherleigh on Saturday night.

Up to 500 people are estimated to have attended the gathering on Forestry Commission land between Beaworthy and Halwill.

Police seized sound systems and closed down the site at around 9am yesterday (Sunday).

Party-goers were ordered to leave the woods and police say they have increased their presence during the bank holiday weekend to ‘swiftly resolve’ any illegal raves.

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