Man arrested after police shut down unlicensed music event in Thetford Forest

Police have issued a warning after a series of thefts in Diss.

Police have issued a warning after a series of thefts in Diss. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2011

A man was arrested and equipment seized after about a hundred people attended an unlicensed music event at Thetford Forest.

Norfolk police went to the site just before midnight last night and blocked off access points to stop more people getting onto the site, where about 40 vehicles had parked.

Police monitored the event during the early hours of the morning, while checks were made on the vehicles and the people attending.

They finally closed down the event at around 8am and seized equipment, including speakers, a generator and amplifiers.

One man in his 30s and from the Great Yarmouth area has been arrested on suspicion of being involved in the organisation of an unlicensed music event and for drugs offences.

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Superintendent Stuart Gunn said: 'Norfolk Constabulary will seek to take positive action, seize equipment and prosecute offenders involved in unlicensed music events which can cause a great deal of distress not just to local people, but can also have an adverse impact on the environment and wildlife.'

Earlier in the evening, Thetford Forest had played host to a concert by singer Katherine Jenkins, as part of the Forestry Commission's Forest Live series of shows.

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Enquiries into the rave are continuing and anyone with further information should contact Norfolk police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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