Police have shut down two illegal raves in south Wiltshire today.
In the early hours of this morning, Sunday 16 April, reports came in of a large illegal rave at Quebec Farm in Chitterne, Warminster.
Officers from the local community policing team, Tri-Force officers and Police Support Unit (PSU) officers, as well as officers from neighbouring forces attended the scene where approximately 500 revellers were on site.
A helicopter from the National Police Air Support Unit (NPAS) also assisted.
Officers took control of the area, preventing numerous vehicles attending via various access points to the site. Without the intervention of our officers, it is likely the numbers attending would have grown considerably.
A Section 63 notice was served to the organiser ensuring the event came to a close by 7am. This was adhered to and equipment was dismantled and crowds dispersed.
No arrests were made, no disorders were reported and there were no injuries to officers.
This afternoon, shortly before 3pm, we were also informed of a second illegal rave being set up in the Enford area, near Pewsey, and again, officers attended swiftly and seized sound equipment from the scene to prevent further incidents.
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