Wiltshire police shut down 500 people rave in woodland

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An illegal rave in Wilshire took place this weekend with police attempting to stop the event from continuing.

The woodland – Grovely Wood in Great Wishford – has police found around 500 people and 100 vehicles present at the rave which caused them to use Section 63 to request for the ravers to leave by midday on Sunday afternoon.

Officers arrived at the rave at around 12.45AM in the morning on Sunday, March 12 after a number of reports came in from locals.

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A spokeswoman for Wiltshire Police said according to Wiltshire Live: “At 12.45AM this morning we were made aware of a large number of vehicles and people gathering in Grovely Wood, Great Wishford. Officers attended the scene and located approximately 100 vehicles and 500 people at the location.

“The situation was monitored and a number of road closures were put in place on roads in the local area to prevent further cars attending. The group were served a Section 63 order requesting them to leave the site by midday today.”

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Wiltshire 999s report that a Section 63 order, under the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, was authorised for a five-mile radius of the location.

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Written by: Tim Hopkins

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