Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Illegal rave in Andover stopped by police

An illegal rave in a disused industrial unit in Hampshire has been shut down.

Police officers followed social media websites to locate the site of the rave which was being set up at the Walworth Industrial Estate in Andover.

About 70 officers broke up the gathering by dispersing people travelling to the music event on Saturday night.

Three men, from Wales, Gloucester and Hampshire, were arrested and sound equipment was seized by police.

A 36-year-old from Llanishen, Wales, and a 19-year-old from Alton, Hampshire, were both arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and using electricity without authority.

A 37-year-old from Gloucester was arrested on suspicion of using electricity without authority.

All three have been released on bail until 16 January, next year.

Anyone with information about the event is asked to contact Hampshire Constabulary.

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