Illegal raves soar in Lincolnshire

Police in Lincolnshire are dealing with the growing problem of illegal raves across the county. Some farmers and landowners say the police do not have the manpower to tackle the issue

Police tackle illegal raves in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire police say they're being forced to deal with a growing number of illegal raves in the county, a problem which often involves excessive noise, alcohol and drugs.

Just a few weeks ago officers broke up an illegal party on land in Bourne Woods, which around 250 people had travelled from all over the country to attend.

But some farmers and landowners are criticising the amount the police can do, saying they don't have the manpower or resources to deal with the events which often happen in the early hours of the morning.

Police do not have resources to tackle illegal rave problem, says resident

Some farmers and landowners in Lincolnshire are criticising the amount the police can do about the growing problem of illegal raves, saying they do not have the manpower or resources to deal with the events which often happen in the early hours of the morning.

Andrew Wilson from Lincolnshire NFU says farmers have complained to them about the illegal raves on their land, so they are working with police to tackle the problem. He also says the local MP has raised the issue in the House of Commons.

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Number of illegal raves soar in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire police say they are being forced to deal with a growing number of illegal raves in the county, a problem which often involves excessive noise, alcohol and drugs.

Just a few weeks ago officers broke up an illegal party on land in Bourne Woods, which around 250 people had travelled from all over the country to attend.

Police said after they successfully closed down the rave that they hoped it sent a clear message to those thinking of holding such events in Lincolnshire.

"Where possible and appropriate, we will take tough police action to prevent and disrupt such events, particularly when they are having a negative impact on our communities. "

Chief Inspector Mark Housley, Lincolnshire Police.