Friday, 19 October 2012

Thames Valley Police Alert

Thames Valley Police Aylesbury Vale has received information that an illegal music gathering may take place this weekend, Saturday, 20 and Sunday 21 October.

Police officers are visiting locations where these gatherings are likely to take place or have taken place in the past. They will be offering advice to farmers and landowners on how to secure their land.

Insp Emma Garside said: “It is far easier for police to stop a rave occurring if we get an early indication of people arriving and setting up equipment. Sometimes a high number of vehicles parking on the side of the road, generators being set up or music being heard may be a sign. I would ask the community to be vigilant and if you notice any of these things occurring where you live then please ring the police  immediately. The sooner we are told, the sooner we can respond.

“Police have successfully prosecuted previous rave organisers in this area and we are committed to preventing such disruption again. If you are a landowner who has been approached and asked to accommodate such an event we want to hear from you too.“

If you notice anyone acting suspiciously who may be conducting early reconnaissance on rural land or starting to set up an event, please contact Thames Valley Police on 101 promptly with a description and location to help us prevent a rave before it starts.
If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.