25th Jun, 2022

West Midlands Police warning to illegal ravers this weekend

WEST Midlands Police is again warning anyone planning to attend an illegal rave this weekend that they risk being arrested and prosecuted.

The force said: “Recent raves in Manchester have attracted thousands of people – in clear breach of CoVID-19 regulations – and ended in tragedy with one man dying from a suspected drug overdose and another being stabbed.”

Ch Supt Graham continued: “Events like this are illegal. They are unacceptable at any time but even more so during a pandemic in which large gatherings are banned to help stop the spread of a killer virus.

“We are sending a strong warning to those thinking about attending such events – you could face enforcement action and receive a criminal record.

“Anyone who is found organising these kind of events also faces the prospect of us seizing equipment and prosecution.

“Finally, we’re calling on the public to help us. If you have any intelligence or hear about an event taking place, please get in touch with us so we can prevent it and ultimately save lives. The key to stopping these events is early intelligence.”

If you suspect a rave or illegal gathering is being organised or there is suspicious activity, contact police on Live Chat via our website or call 101.

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