An illegal rave on rural land between Boyton in Cornwall and Holsworthy in Devon left houses ‘vibrating’ for miles in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Loud music could be heard from as far as 15 miles away between 02:00 and 09:00, with reports of people also ‘racing and rallying’ in the area.
Police eventually shut the party down, but not before one woman captured Ring doorbell footage of her confronting people as they sped through rural hamlets to get to the illegal rave.
The force incident manager (FIM) for Devon and Cornwall Police said they responded to an illegal rave at Boyton, near Launceston. On Saturday afternoon, they said: “Police are still on scene, but the music is off, and everybody is leaving. The organiser has also confirmed equipment is all being packed up.”
As reported by Cornwall Live, a resident who lives miles from the site says she caught ‘speeding’ cars in her village yesterday evening. “I was awoken at 04:00. It felt like the house was vibrating, yet I live many miles away from where the rave was being held,” she states.
Another local was reported as saying it was an “extremely distressing night” due to vehicles speeding and allegedly racing through where she lives too. She said: “I was nearly run down by three of the vehicles involved.
“I heard cars driving dangerously past and engines revving around 20:45, and eventually the Police attended just before 10 pm. Unfortunately, they did not catch any in the act, but I have provided them with photographs and videos of those involved.” She also states she had around two hours sleep before waking at 0300 to the “thump” of music before finally reporting it to the Police at around 09:00.
With illegal raves causing regular chaos in the UK, you imagine it won’t be long before the government look to crack down on the nuisance – driving people further underground.
Can you stop the rave? Of course not. Does it mean you should blast music super loud in a field until silly o’clock in the morning? Probably not the best idea.