Police Called To Rave In Carbrooke

A man's been arrested after police were called to a rave in Carbrooke, north of Thetford, that had around 200 people there.

They had received several phone calls from members of the public who reported really loud music coming from the Flying Fish Inn.

Officers attended and found that a music event was taking place on land adjacent to the pub. Music was being played and alcohol was being served.

Special police officers were sent out and at around 1.00am yesterday morning (Sunday 29 June) the event was brought to a close. Officers also seized sound equipment that was being used.

Supt. Malc Cooke said: "These type of unlicensed music events cause disruption and distress to local people as we saw last night and I am sorry that some residents had their lives disrupted by this incident.  I am grateful to those who did phone in and report the matter,  we will be looking to contact them back today to give them a personal update on what actions we have taken.

"The public can be reassured that we take these matters very seriously although in the first instance it can be a challenge for police to make an immediate impact.  Our goal at all times is to consider safety.  We were dealing with a situation where there was a large number in attendance with a considerable number reported as being in drink. 

"We are fully committed to continuing the investigation into the matter with our partners.  Our own specialist licensing team will support the work.  We have a strong history of working together with Breckland District Council who have overall responsibility for licensing in the area."

The male arrested in connection with the incident and has been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

A multiagency investigation will continue into the incident which will be supported by the Constabulary's specialist licensing team.

Anyone with information should contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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