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Renewed appeal to stop Newham illegal raves after three arrests in last month

18:03 11 April 2014

The aftermath of a rave at Interlink College in Stratford

The aftermath of a rave at Interlink College in Stratford

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An appeal for help to stop illegal raves in Newham has been renewed after three people were arrested at raves in the last month.

An appeal for help to stop illegal raves in Newham has been renewed after three people were arrested at raves in the last month.

More than 100 people attended a rave at the Interlink College in High Street, Stratford, causing substantial damage to the building.

Two people were arrested and two vehicles and noise equipment was seized.

More than 200 people attended the second rave at the former Timesco premises in Knights Road, Silvertown.

Police closed the party down and one person was arrested for possessing a class A drug.

The recent raves have caused Newham police and Newham Council to reiterate the need for residents, businesses and landlords to work with them to help prevent further illegal parties taking place.

Residents are being asked to report suspicious activity such as advertising flyers, large vans or lorries being driven into factories, industrial units or warehouse spaces that have been empty for some time, groups of people gathering nearby or people forcing their way into premises.

Landlords are also encouraged to help prevent access to land or property by ensuring all boundary fencing, walls and gates are in good repair and fully secured.

Councillor Unmesh Desai, executive member for crime and anti-social behaviour, said: “It is always easier for the police and the council to try to deal with illegal music events or raves at the earliest opportunity. We don’t want events like this making life miserable for local residents or the safety of people attending them being put at risk.”

Chief Inspector Guy Wade, of Newham Police, said: “Residents can play a key role in preventing such events and we ask them to assist us by reporting any suspicious activity around large disused buildings or where they suspect a rave is being organised.”

The police and council initally made a joint appeal for help after eight partygoers were taken to hospital in February after taking a bad batch of MDMA at an illegal warehouse party in Beckton.

If you have any information which could assist the police, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

To contact the council’s enforcement and safety team call 0208 430 2000 or visit newham.gov.uk

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