An illegal rave that took place inside the Tyne Bridge put 'hundreds of people in grave danger', says a councillor.

Cabinet Member for Regulatory Services, Councillor Nick Kemp has commented on the incident which involved 200 people partying in the old lift shaft of the Tyne bridge in Lombard Street on the Quayside on New Years Eve.

The aftermath of a bridge rave Credit: Newcastle City Council

Police were called to the scene where they discovered that music and sound equipment had illegally been connected to the electricity supply.

Alcohol and nitrous oxide were also found inside the premises.

Alcohol and nitrous oxide were also found inside the premises. Credit: Newcastle City Council

“I can understand the appeal of an illegal rave but the organisers must have known they were potentially putting hundreds of people in grave danger.

Cllr Nick Kemp
Nitrous oxide Credit: Newcastle City Council
Pictures of the aftermath of the illegal rave Credit: Newcastle City Council
Aftermath of the New Years Eve party in the Tyne Bridge Credit: Newcastle City Council