Police close down illegal rave on Dartmoor

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(Last Updated On: December 27, 2019)

Police closed down an illegal rave on Dartmoor today, Friday 27th December.

Police were called to Candover Bridge following reports of a rave earlier today.

Roads were closed whilst police worked with those attending to shut down the event.

Two people were arrested, a 27-year-old man from Kingskerswell was arrested on suspicion of driving whilst under the influence and an 18-year-old man from Winterslow, Wiltshire, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug – Class A and Class C.

Chief Supt Matt Longman said: “We attended the scene and worked with individuals to bring about closing the event down.

“Roads were gridlocked and there was limited access for emergency vehicles to attend should they be needed.

“There was at least one medical incident that we could not get an ambulance to, this person was eventually taken to hospital. This highlights the importance of maintaining public safety.

“We have now re-opened roads as members of the public leave the location and the area is cleared.”

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