POLICE broke up a large scale illegal rave due to be held in Hampshire.

Officers say that the 'well organised' music event was due to be held in the Warsash area.

The exact location of the event has not been revealed but police say it was due to be held between 'woodland and the coast'.

Police have now issued a warning over the dangers of drugs following the incident that was due to happen over the weekend.

And they say the event was 'socially irresponsible' and could have increase the spread of coronavirus.

A police spokesman said: "Negating its illegal activity, I want people to remember we are still faced with the concerns and real risk Covid 19 presents.

Daily Echo:

"It is socially irresponsible to arrange and attend such events even if out of the way and causing little community impact.

"This was well disrupted by Response and Patrol teams."

And the spokesman called on parents to make sure they know where their chldren are.

He said: "I would ask those of you who have a child a brother, sister, other family member or friend to think of the risks.

"I ask you to have the conversation in respect of what happens if someone takes an illegal substance and has an adverse effect or gets so drunk they have no control over their actions.

"It creates an unknown risk and makes help and support even more difficult to get to you.

Daily Echo:

"If you walk off into the woods who knows where you are and who will find you.

"We are not the spoil fun police and know the frustrations people have faced with lockdown.

"In my career I have delivered many sad messages to loved ones, it is one of the worst parts of the Job and never gets any easier."