Police stop Suffolk rave

Police seized sound equipment from a group of about 15 people after receiving information that an illegal rave was to take place at the Somerleyton estate, near Lowestoft.

Police seized sound equipment from a group of about 15 people after receiving information that an illegal rave was to take place at the Somerleyton estate, near Lowestoft.

Officers discovered people gathered on a track leading to a disused cottage at about 6.30pm on Sunday after being alerted to an impending rave.

Police spokesman Anne-Marie Breach said: “Officers attended the scene, dispersed the gathering and seized sound equipment. If we get reports of a rave, we will take appropriate action.”

She added that no arrests were made and people moved away peacefully. However, police are investigating allegations that damage was caused to the cottage.

Last month, Suffolk and Norfolk police issued a joint statement warning that illegal raves would not be tolerated, days after a riot flared when police broke up an event in Yarmouth.

An angry mob of 100 people attacked the town's main police station after the police targeted the rave being held at the Harfrey's industrial estate.

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t Anyone with information about the alleged damage to the cottage at Somerleyton should contact police on 01986 835300.

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