Police stop unlicensed music events at Thetford Forest and Hedenham

Norfolk police dealt with two unlicensed music events in Thetford Forest and Hedenham, near Bungay, this weekend

Today at 2.30am police were called to Thetford Forest near Shadwell and found more then 60 people at a rave.

Officers seized sound equipment including speakers, a generator and mixing desk.

Three people were arrested on suspicion of causing a public nuisance and were being questioned yesterday afternoon at Bury St Edmunds police investigation centre.

On Saturday just before 11pm police officers received details that more than fifty people were gathering at a remote spot in the Hedenham area. Once police arrived they prevented vehicles going to the gathering.

Supt Dave Marshall said: 'The action taken by us overnight to prevent and disrupt these events is once again a demonstration of our zero-tolerance approach to unlicensed music events.

'They are potentially dangerous and cause unnecessary damage as well as being disruptive to the local community.

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'Indeed, we received complaints to the Thetford incident from people at a nearby campsite

'We took similar action at an event near Mundford last weekend and this weekend's action is a continuation of that approach.'

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