Following the illegal rave at Bellever on Dartmoor reported to police in the early hours of Sunday 3 June 2012 neighbourhood police, National Park, Forestry Commission, West Devon Environmental Health, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue (Princetown) and Southwest Lakes Trusts have met to plan a strategy aimed at preventing similar events.
PC Dave Pickles, neighbourhood beat manager, said, “This type of unregulated event is not only dangerous to those attending but causes disruption to people who live around the site.
“Experience shows that raves result in arrests for drink driving, drug possession and we would not shy away from seizing sound equipment.
“The key to preventing raves is an early warning from the public. If anyone suspects people are visiting the moor with a view to planning an illegal gathering, or they see the site being set up then please ring the police as it is more effective to prevent raves taking place rather than trying to stop them when they are in full swing."
Geographic Area: Devon, Plymouth
Date created: Tue, 21 Aug 2012 10:39:08 +0100
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