Police break up woodland ‘rave’

Joseph Bulmer

Early morning raid on Chulmleigh music gathering

POLICE swooped on an illegal “rave” near Chulmleigh on yesterday morning (Sunday).

Officers seized sound equipment and issued dispersal orders at Heywood Wood, Wembworthy after being tipped off by the Forestry Commission and several members of the public.

Inspector Andrew Webber, who led the operation, said “prompt action” prevented the rave from escalating and causing further problems.

“This was an excellent use of police resources and the appropriate powers,” he said.

Police have not said how many people were taking part in the rave.