Police were contacted when rumors of an illegal rave in Norfolk started popping up. This happened after receiving a call that it was being advertised on social media. Authorities were called at 7:30 PM on Saturday by a non-attendee who spotted the event on Facebook.
They launched an investigation and discovered around 600 people enjoying a party at Massingham Heath near Grimston, King’s Lynn. After monitoring the event, specially trained support officers were sent in to disrupt the event at 3:45 PM on Sunday.
Three men, aged 25, 28, and 31, were arrested in connection with organizing the party. Two others, aged 20 and 33, were arrested at the scene on suspicion of drug driving.
Officers also seized sound equipment, which included a rack of speakers. These were photographed and wrapped with police tape.
“A significant policing operation was held today to ensure the event was disrupted and closed down safely while securing evidence with a view to prosecuting organizers. The action taken today falls in line with our robust approach to tackling such events. Raves, not uncommon at this time of year, can be very disruptive for local residents and landowners while the presence of hundreds of people and vehicles can also have a detrimental impact on the environment. We have been working closely with landowners today and will continue to do so tomorrow.”Norfolk Constabulary’s Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Nick Davison