Warehouse owners warned after illegal raves attracts thousands to Beddington industrial estate

Sutton Guardian: The rave attracted 3,000 revellers The rave attracted 3,000 revellers

Warehouse owners have been told to tighten their security after an illegal rave took place on an industrial estate last month.

Police and the council have been in touch with the owners of industrial units to encourage them to review their security including lighting and CCTV following a rave that attracted more than 3,000 young people to an empty unit in Bath House Road, off Beddington Lane, overnight on Saturday, April 19.

Police believe the organisers targeted the warehouse, which was due to be leased to a tenant days later, for weeks while they arranged the event.

Police first became aware of the event as large numbers of people flocked to the area on Saturday evening.

It is understood people registered their interest online before details of the event were sent out at the last minute.

The party caused thousands of pounds worth of damage and police are investigating.

Officers are working with British Transport Police and Transport for London as they believe party-goers will have used the rail network to get to the event.

Business owners have been sent letters encouraging them to secure their buildings and notify the authorities of any nearby warehouses that could be vulnerable.

Large events such as this need authorisation from the council, which will consult police as part of the process.

If anyone believes such an event is being planned near them, they can call police on 101.

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1:21pm Fri 9 May 14

alroutemaster says...

Don't the police gather information from social networks nowadays? Most of this stuff originates there. Or are they too busy monitoring them for some imagined racist slur on our multicultural hellhole to notice real crimes?
Don't the police gather information from social networks nowadays? Most of this stuff originates there. Or are they too busy monitoring them for some imagined racist slur on our multicultural hellhole to notice real crimes? alroutemaster
  • Score: 5

3:34pm Fri 9 May 14

rivacrelad says...

Wow young people having fun, lets get the SAS out.
Wow young people having fun, lets get the SAS out. rivacrelad
  • Score: 5

5:07pm Fri 9 May 14

Crease2000 says...

It sounds like a great disco to me.
It sounds like a great disco to me. Crease2000
  • Score: 5

7:23pm Fri 9 May 14

Monstermunch17 says...

Some people went to an empty space and had a party. Police and council did not know about it, so have fed the local hate-rag a negative news story condemning everyone involved. 1984 feels less an imaginative work of fiction, more of a state of the nation factual essay, day by day.
Some people went to an empty space and had a party. Police and council did not know about it, so have fed the local hate-rag a negative news story condemning everyone involved. 1984 feels less an imaginative work of fiction, more of a state of the nation factual essay, day by day. Monstermunch17
  • Score: 2

10:21pm Fri 9 May 14

rivacrelad says...

This newspaper and website is just a voice for SAD OLD LABOUR/CONSERVATIVE/
LIBERAL scum to vent their scorn at todays youth.
This newspaper and website is just a voice for SAD OLD LABOUR/CONSERVATIVE/ LIBERAL scum to vent their scorn at todays youth. rivacrelad
  • Score: 2

1:59pm Wed 14 May 14

ANNE GILES says...

Illegal raves are illegal.Full stop.
Illegal raves are illegal.Full stop. ANNE GILES
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