Bank holiday illegal raves warning to farmers from police
Date of alert:
Thursday, 25 August 2022
Devon & Cornwall Police
Farmers are being warned to be on the lookout for illegal raves on their land this bank holiday weekend.
Devon and Cornwall Police already have both uniformed and plain clothes officers patrolling potential locations for signs of unlicensed musical events.
They are also working with farmers and landowners to secure sites and make them unsuitable locations.
Chief Superintendent Ian Drummond-Smith said: “We know the misery raves can cause to nearby residents, with loud music keeping people aware for hours on end.
"It also has a significant impact on livestock and wildlife, and often participants leave the land badly damaged.
"We are working with local partners to advise farmers and landowners on how to secure their property to make it an unattractive option for organisers.
"We keep a close eye on reports of planned events and our response will be robust to stop any event before it starts.