Hundreds of people gathered for a rave in Wiltshire over the weekend.
Police were called to the Teffont area, near Salisbury, on Saturday night (30 September).
On arrival, officers found approximately 400 people – with 250 vehicles – attending a rave.
More than 12 hours later, Wiltshire Police confirmed that most of those on site had left the area.
The National Police Air Service helicopter from Bournemouth also attended the incident – circling Teffont and the A36.
Officers arrested two males, aged in their 30s, at the scene.
One man was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and possession of a class A drug, whilst the other was held in custody on suspicion of theft.
Footage filmed at the event showed revellers dancing on as police officers walked around a barn.
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In an update on Sunday morning (1 October), Detective Chief Superintendent Ben Mant said he was concerned about the impact the rave has had on the local community.
He said: “We would like to reassure residents that the situation is being monitored and a number of road closures were put in place on roads in the local area to prevent further cars attending.
“Around 100-200 people are still on the scene with about 70 vehicles.
“The group have been served a Section 63 order directing them to leave the site.”
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