Police warning about illegal raves this Easter

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People living and working in rural communities across the county are being urged to look out for illegal raves over the Easter weekend.

Police are keen to maintain their robust approach to raves and are encouraging support from rural communities to be their eyes and ears, for the best chance of preventing an event before it starts.

Landowners are also encouraged to take measures to prevent access to their land, such as keeping gates secure and entrance ways to fields blocked.

Barns and other out-buildings should also be kept secure.

PC Claire Salmon, from the Rural Crime Team, said: “As always, we encourage people to report any suspicious circumstances to us on 101.

“We want to hear from you if you notice cars driving slowly and appearing to be looking at fields, outbuildings and barns, or if you spot any potential markings at locations, such as paint marks on the road surface or ribbons on gates and in hedges.

“If you notice a number of vehicles arriving at a location and suspect a rave may be starting, please call 999 immediately.”

Information about potential raves can also be given anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111.