Officers called to an industrial estate in winchester where they shut down a planned rave

Daily Echo: Police close down rave Police close down rave

POLICE have shut down a rave in a Hampshire city.

Officers in Winchester took action after being alerted to suspicious activity spotted in Headbourne Worthy.

They were called to an industrial estate off Well House Lane on Friday at around 7pm by a member of the public.

Around 15 people were gathered setting up equipment including generators, speakers, electric saw and sound system.

The equipment was seized and police said an 18-year-old man has been reported to court for summons.

As previously reported in the Daily Echo, last May police were called in to break up an illegal rave which involved more than 150 people.

It was organised through social networking sites and led to scores of people congregating in woods in Chandler's Ford known locally as Hut Wood, along Bournemouth Road.

Police received numerous complaints of loud music and activity and deployed uniformed patrols, dog handlers, the riot-trained Force Support Unit and the police helicopter to disperse the rave.

This was the second illegal rave to be shut down in the same month.

Two people needed hospital treatment suffering from the effects of alcohol after another event in the tranquil village of Sherfield English, near Romsey, which involved an estimated 300 people.

Police last year launched Operation Enigma - a force-wide crackdown on such events.

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7:10am Mon 21 Apr 14

elvisimo says...

Rave?!! Or maybe 'disco'....
Rave?!! Or maybe 'disco'.... elvisimo
  • Score: 7

9:01am Mon 21 Apr 14

SOULJACKER says...

Oh goody he anti 'have a good time' cops are out in force again!
I wish the Police would get on and catch some 'real' criminals instead of the easy targets like ravers, if they drink too much then leave them to sobre up in a field.
It is just the fact that people are havig a good time & the council can't charge them or just don't like people having a good time
Oh goody he anti 'have a good time' cops are out in force again! I wish the Police would get on and catch some 'real' criminals instead of the easy targets like ravers, if they drink too much then leave them to sobre up in a field. It is just the fact that people are havig a good time & the council can't charge them or just don't like people having a good time [(-_-)] SOULJACKER
  • Score: -5

11:48am Mon 21 Apr 14

Sir Ad E Noid says...

SOULJACKER wrote:
Oh goody he anti 'have a good time' cops are out in force again!
I wish the Police would get on and catch some 'real' criminals instead of the easy targets like ravers, if they drink too much then leave them to sobre up in a field.
It is just the fact that people are havig a good time & the council can't charge them or just don't like people having a good time
You are not worried about any disturbance to others, the mess the ravers leave behind, the illegal use of drugs, the selling of drugs, no insurance, do they even own the property and the list could go on and on. No, breaking up these illegal raves is a good use of my tax pounds by the Police.
[quote][p][bold]SOULJACKER[/bold] wrote: Oh goody he anti 'have a good time' cops are out in force again! I wish the Police would get on and catch some 'real' criminals instead of the easy targets like ravers, if they drink too much then leave them to sobre up in a field. It is just the fact that people are havig a good time & the council can't charge them or just don't like people having a good time [(-_-)][/p][/quote]You are not worried about any disturbance to others, the mess the ravers leave behind, the illegal use of drugs, the selling of drugs, no insurance, do they even own the property and the list could go on and on. No, breaking up these illegal raves is a good use of my tax pounds by the Police. Sir Ad E Noid
  • Score: 4

1:08pm Mon 21 Apr 14

espanuel says...

SOULJACKER wrote:
Oh goody he anti 'have a good time' cops are out in force again!
I wish the Police would get on and catch some 'real' criminals instead of the easy targets like ravers, if they drink too much then leave them to sobre up in a field.
It is just the fact that people are havig a good time & the council can't charge them or just don't like people having a good time
Souljacker.
Have you ever had a Rave near you? I will tell you it is bloody annoying and it can go on for hours. Don't have a go at the police they are only trying to do there job. If there wasn't any rave then the police could get and do there other work. Get a life.
[quote][p][bold]SOULJACKER[/bold] wrote: Oh goody he anti 'have a good time' cops are out in force again! I wish the Police would get on and catch some 'real' criminals instead of the easy targets like ravers, if they drink too much then leave them to sobre up in a field. It is just the fact that people are havig a good time & the council can't charge them or just don't like people having a good time [(-_-)][/p][/quote]Souljacker. Have you ever had a Rave near you? I will tell you it is bloody annoying and it can go on for hours. Don't have a go at the police they are only trying to do there job. If there wasn't any rave then the police could get and do there other work. Get a life. espanuel
  • Score: 8

3:55pm Mon 21 Apr 14

southamptonadi says...

Sir Ad E Noid wrote:
SOULJACKER wrote:
Oh goody he anti 'have a good time' cops are out in force again!
I wish the Police would get on and catch some 'real' criminals instead of the easy targets like ravers, if they drink too much then leave them to sobre up in a field.
It is just the fact that people are havig a good time & the council can't charge them or just don't like people having a good time
You are not worried about any disturbance to others, the mess the ravers leave behind, the illegal use of drugs, the selling of drugs, no insurance, do they even own the property and the list could go on and on. No, breaking up these illegal raves is a good use of my tax pounds by the Police.
It was an industrial estate. Not too many people to annoy.

Funny thing is if you report a neighbour having a party and keeping the street awake the police won't do anything about it.

There's no mention of drugs at this or the earlier rave.

Only one person was arrested and it does not say what for, whys erect they all arrested for these illegal activities as they were all setting it up. Or the police ain't that bothered.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Ad E Noid[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SOULJACKER[/bold] wrote: Oh goody he anti 'have a good time' cops are out in force again! I wish the Police would get on and catch some 'real' criminals instead of the easy targets like ravers, if they drink too much then leave them to sobre up in a field. It is just the fact that people are havig a good time & the council can't charge them or just don't like people having a good time [(-_-)][/p][/quote]You are not worried about any disturbance to others, the mess the ravers leave behind, the illegal use of drugs, the selling of drugs, no insurance, do they even own the property and the list could go on and on. No, breaking up these illegal raves is a good use of my tax pounds by the Police.[/p][/quote]It was an industrial estate. Not too many people to annoy. Funny thing is if you report a neighbour having a party and keeping the street awake the police won't do anything about it. There's no mention of drugs at this or the earlier rave. Only one person was arrested and it does not say what for, whys erect they all arrested for these illegal activities as they were all setting it up. Or the police ain't that bothered. southamptonadi
  • Score: 1

5:37pm Mon 21 Apr 14

SOULJACKER says...

Hahaha, the usual 'NIMBY' biddies commenting as usual.
My neighbour probably has his music up louder & if I go down & see him, then he turns it down.
The problem is now that everybody is out to spoil something for someone because they ain't making no profit from it.
Lighten up people, you have been listening to your governments for far too long now :P
Hahaha, the usual 'NIMBY' biddies commenting as usual. My neighbour probably has his music up louder & if I go down & see him, then he turns it down. The problem is now that everybody is out to spoil something for someone because they ain't making no profit from it. Lighten up people, you have been listening to your governments for far too long now :P SOULJACKER
  • Score: 0

7:44pm Mon 21 Apr 14

Reality-man says...

SOULJACKER wrote:
Oh goody he anti 'have a good time' cops are out in force again!
I wish the Police would get on and catch some 'real' criminals instead of the easy targets like ravers, if they drink too much then leave them to sobre up in a field.
It is just the fact that people are havig a good time & the council can't charge them or just don't like people having a good time
I'm with you. Maybe these nimby's would prefer all these youngsters were out causing trouble rather than enjoying themselves listening to music.
[quote][p][bold]SOULJACKER[/bold] wrote: Oh goody he anti 'have a good time' cops are out in force again! I wish the Police would get on and catch some 'real' criminals instead of the easy targets like ravers, if they drink too much then leave them to sobre up in a field. It is just the fact that people are havig a good time & the council can't charge them or just don't like people having a good time [(-_-)][/p][/quote]I'm with you. Maybe these nimby's would prefer all these youngsters were out causing trouble rather than enjoying themselves listening to music. Reality-man
  • Score: 2

9:00am Tue 22 Apr 14

Taskforce 141 says...

Well said Souljacker!
Well said Souljacker! Taskforce 141
  • Score: 7

10:50am Tue 22 Apr 14

From the sidelines says...

Isn't it sad that we live in a country that makes having a party illegal.

Work and consume, people. The beast needs feeding.

Can you see how it works yet?
Isn't it sad that we live in a country that makes having a party illegal. Work and consume, people. The beast needs feeding. Can you see how it works yet? From the sidelines
  • Score: 2

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