Twyford Wood ravers charged with violent disorder

Rave at Twyford Wood Image copyright C4tnip/Youtube
Image caption About 1,000 ravers attended the illegal event at Twyford Wood, Lincolnshire

More than 20 people have been charged with violent disorder following an illegal rave in Lincolnshire.

About 1,000 people attended the event at Twyford Wood near Bourne in Lincolnshire on 23 May.

Police said a number of officers were injured after missiles were thrown by about 200 people.

The force said the level of violence directed at officers was "totally unacceptable". One officer was inured after being hit by a car.

A police dog was also hit by a glass bottle.

All but one of the 25 defendants, who are from various locations across the UK including South Wales, Wiltshire, Norfolk and Bristol, have been charged with violent disorder.

Some have also been charged with drugs offences.

They are all due to appear in court in January.

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