Lowestoft man charged following illegal music event attended by hundreds of people

Norfolk and Suffolk Police at the scene of an unlicensed music event in Aldeby. Picture: James Bass

Norfolk and Suffolk Police at the scene of an unlicensed music event in Aldeby. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2015

A man has been charged in connection with an unlicensed music event attended by around 500 people near Beccles last year.

Josh Sutherland, 23, of Dene Road, Lowestoft was arrested by officers in December 2015 following the event in Aldeby.

Officers from Norfolk and Suffolk attended the site at Stanley Hills shortly before midnight on August 8 last year.

It is thought that around 500 people were in attendance at its peak.

Police closed the event at around 3.30pm on August 9 and seized sound equipment, speakers, turn-tables and four-vehicles.

Sutherland was charged yesterday with carrying on a licensable activity without authorisation, contrary to Section 136 of the Licensing Act.

He was has been released on bail and is due to appear before Great Yarmouth Magistrates Court on February 17.

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