Ravers sent home from illegal gathering on Dartmoor

(Last Updated On: December 27, 2016)

Police have sent party goers at an illegal rave on Dartmoor home.

Police attended the illegal rave at Bellever, Postbridge after it was reported in the early hours of this morning (27th December).

Around 1000 people attended the gathering.

Chief Inspector Richard Hooper-Bennett, said: “Our concerns are both for the people in attendance, and the impact on the local community. It has been an exceptionally cold night and a few people could be worse for wear, so we will be making sure that this dispersal is done calmly and people only allowed to leave the area when they are fit to do so.
“Dispersal orders are now in place and all three sound rigs have been dismantled, we also have traffic police here who will be ensuring drivers are in a fit state and their cars are roadworthy before being allowed to leave the area.

“At this time we have had no arrests or any vehicles or sound equipment seized. There are still around 500 people here and we expect this to take a few more hours before all people have left. 

“I would like to thank the local people of Postbridge for their patience.”

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