Croydon Rave: Police Release CCTV Images

30 June 2014, 11:46

Detectives investigating disorder at a rave in Croydon, after which a teenager died, have released six new images of people they would like to trace.

The images are of people who were in and around the site of the event, which took place at a disused sorting office in Cherry Orchard Road in the early hours of Sunday, 15th June.

South Area Commander Simon Letchford said: "I am appealing for anyone who recognises these people, or has information about the disorder, to come forward and speak to police. The behaviour of some of those attending this illegal rave and the direct attacks on officers who were there to maintain public safety is completely unacceptable.

"I am particularly keen for anyone who took images or video on mobile phones of the events in and around the area to provide these to police. They may contain vital evidence to help track down those responsible for this violence."

Anyone with material can send it to police via blueiris@met.pnn.police.uk.

Sixteen people have been arrested so far in connection with the event, nine of whom were arrested during the event.

Two men have been charged. One was charged with violent disorder, drugs offences and assault on police. One was charged with violent disorder and drugs offences.

Two other men were given adult cautions for possession of class A drugs.

Other arrests include for offences including violent disorder, criminal damage and money laundering.

At the event Rio Andrew as taken to hospital in the early hours of Sunday, 15 June, after falling ill at the event.

The 15 year old had gone with a group of his friends when he collapsed at the event. He died in hospital on Monday 16 June.

A 19-year-old also taken ill at the rave has now been discharged from hospital.

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