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Police stop rave near Exeter and seize sound gear

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: April 20, 2014

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Fernworthy Reservoir

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Devon and Cornwall Police say they have successfully prevented two raves occurring overnight in the Fernworthy Reservoir and Woodbury Common areas.

Officers have have been running Op Derig an operation to prevent Rave activity in the Force area over the Easter weekend.

Sound equipment has been seized with follow up investigations being conducted.

The operation will continue over the weekend.

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Ins Steve Bradford said “ Officers reacted quickly to information from members of the public to deal with two raves in the processes of being set up ensuring sound equipment was seized and persons requested to leave the area.

"The operation is set to continue for the rest of the weekend."

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  • Are_You_Local  |  April 22 2014, 1:49AM

    Apparently there were 10 Police squads on the hunt for these so called 'raves' over the Bank Holiday, all funded by the taxpayer. What a waste of time and resources! Like Eastdevonnn mentioned, helicopters, riot vans, enough officers to control a riot let alone a small gathering and who foots the bill?! There was no harm caused by these events, to either the land or the public. I for one would rather be at one of these events than in Exeter/any town on a Bank Holiday with a load of drunken yobs! I also have to agree with Schwartz: Tribes have been gathering for centuries for some kind of dance off and a few raids here and there will definitely not stop these things it will just cost the taxpayer! If they leave no trace and clean up after themselves, then what is the problem? Poor show Devon and Cornwall Police...

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  • Are_You_Local  |  April 22 2014, 1:48AM

    Apparently there were 10 Police squads on the hunt for these so called 'raves' over the Bank Holiday, all funded by the taxpayer. What a waste of time and resources! Like Eastdevonnn mentioned, helicopters, riot vans, enough officers to control a riot let alone a small gathering and who foots the bill?! There was no harm caused by these events, to either the land or the public. I for one would rather be at one of these events than in Exeter/any town on a Bank Holiday with a load of drunken yobs! I also have to agree with Schwartz: Tribes have been gathering for centuries for some kind of dance off and a few raids here and there will definitely not stop these things it will just cost the taxpayer! If they leave no trace and clean up after themselves, then what is the problem? Poor show Devon and Cornwall Police...

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  • Are_You_Local  |  April 22 2014, 1:42AM

    Apparently there were 10 Police squads on the prowl for these so called 'raves' over the Bank Holiday, all funded by the taxpayer. What a waste of time and resources! Like Eastdevonnn mentioned, helicopters, riot vans, enough officers to control a riot let alone a small gathering and who foots the bill?! There was no harm caused by these events, to either the land or the public. I for one would rather be at one of these events than in Exeter/any town on a Bank Holiday with a load of drunken yobs! I also have to agree with Schwartz: Tribes have been gathering for centuries for some kind of dance off and a few raids here and there will definitely not stop these things. If they leave no trace and clean up after themselves, then what is the problem? Poor show Devon and Cornwall Police...

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  • eastdevonnn  |  April 21 2014, 10:46PM

    ridiculous!! The so called 'rave' at woodbury common was a private party. The police need to get their facts right! It cant be classed as rave if there is less then 20 persons on scene. This is a waste of police resources and tax payers money. A police helicopter, riot vans and squaddies it overkill for a little gathering. The police are just trying to make brownie points for the public when in fact they are wasting our money for petty things!

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  • Schwartz  |  April 21 2014, 11:16AM

    Spoil all of the fun. Call this a free country. You find a gig or gathering that is free and some busy body has to intervene. Freedom and standing under jurisdiction are 2 completely different things. Tribes have been gathering for centuries for some kind of dance off. Everyone knows the rain-dance and that there are many other ceremonial events. We are human and need a release. To you folkes that don't understand this, why waste energy trying to prevent it? Why don't you try to understand 'why' it is happening?

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