Thetford: Woman In Hospital After Illegal Music Gig

22 July 2013, 13:17

Police are saying a woman from Suffolk who ended up in intensive care on Saturday night may have been because she had taken too many drugs.

The 26 year old collapsed at an unlicensed music event in Thetford. Officers had received reports of loud music being played near Fire Ride 62, off the Wrentham Road in Croxton.

Police were trying to close the event down safely but were called over to the woman who had collapsed and was fitting. It's believed she had taken numerous drugs.

She was air lifted by ambulance and taken to hospital for treatment. Police have released video footage from the scene:


200-300 people attended the event with more than 60 cars. The woman was the only person who needed medical treatment.

Chief Superintendent Nick Davison, Norfolk's County Policing Commander, said: "Norfolk Constabulary has a zero tolerance approach to unlicensed musical events.  

"We warn people attending that they are potentially dangerous and cause unnecessary damage as well as disruption to the local community.

"The collapse of this young woman, whose treatment proved challenging due to the remote location, should serve as a warning to other people considering holding or attending UMEs that these events can have potentially tragic consequences."

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