Three people have been arrested after an illegal rave was held at a nature reserve near the centre of Leeds, police have said.

Local groups have claimed that up to 200 people were involved in the party at the Kirkstall Valley Nature Reserve, on the banks of the River Aire on Monday evening.

West Yorkshire Police said young people were seen wading across the river to get to the party and officers were called at 6.37pm.

A spokesperson said:

There were also concerns for the safety of individuals attending, as a shallow part of the river was being used as a crossing.

West Yorkshire Police spokesperson

Superintendent Chris Bowen said:

We would urge people to consider their own safety and the safety of others, particularly during the warmer weather and the ongoing period of lockdown.

Si, Chris Bowen