Kent Police is warning anyone organising their own illegal music event risk being arrested.

In the last two weeks there have been two big raves in the south east. One ended with two people being stabbed.

  • Report by ITV News Meridian's Abigail Bracken:

Lockdown rules and social distancing were clearly forgotten at this beach party at Leysdown on the Isle of Sheppey.

The night ended with two men being stabbed and a third man arrested.

Beach party at Leysdown on the Isle of Sheppey.

On Saturday, yet another rave. This time in North Kent. Kent Police says these illegal events happen nationwide in the summer, but this year there are increased risks.

  • Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Faulconbridge, Kent Police:

As lockdown eases but nightclubs are still closed, there seems to be more of these illegal raves happening. The latest in a woodland site near here in the village of Vigo near Meopham where police has to disperse a crowd of 200.

Despite lockdown rules being relaxed, it's still illegal for groups of more than six from outside your household to meet up, and illegal raves risk spreading Coronavirus.

. The latest in a woodland site near here in the village of Vigo near Meopham. Police having to disperse a crowd of 200. Credit: ITV News Meridian

They are not safe, both for their health and safety, as well as with the Coronavirus and the risk of spreading that so it's not a responsible thing to do and anybody who organises such an event, should expect that they will be arrested, should expect that they will have their equipment confiscated and that they will face prosecution in the courts wherever it is possible to do so.

Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Faulconbridge, Kent Police

Officers are asking the public to report signs of unauthorised music events being set up, like locks being cut off gates or loud music, so they can stop them before they get started.