Hundreds of revellers attend illegal Exmoor rave - police

Officers are at the scene of an illegal rave attended by hundreds of people in the countryside, police have said.

Avon and Somerset Police confirmed it received a call at around 6:00 BST relating to the unlicensed event near Watchet in Somerset.

Pictures sent to the BBC show cars parked on both sides of the B3224 near where the rave is being held on Exmoor.

The force said officers had engaged with revellers and would be providing reassurance to the community.

Cars parked on a countryside road
Police say several hundred people were at the rave at around 6:00 BST [Handout]

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said: "We received a call at around 6am relating to an unlicensed music event in the Luxborough area, near Watchet.

"Officers were on the scene within 15 minutes to find the event already under way with several hundred people in attendance.

"Our officers remain at the site and have been engaging with individuals attending the event.

"They have also been engaging with members of the public and providing community reassurance."


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