MARCH RAVE: Minister joins the call for action

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Following a meeting with Fenland MP Steve Barclay, Home Secretary Theresa May has called for a concerted effort to identify and prosecute the organisers of an illegal rave held in a March factory over the New Year.

An estimated £50,000 damage was caused after organisers broke into a factory to stage a New Year’s Eve party for up to 1,000 revellers.

Mrs May said: “This event showed a blatant disregard for the owners of this property who were left to pick up the pieces. It’s essential that those responsible are brought to justice.

“I know the police will do everything they can to bring their investigation to a successful conclusion and welcome the fact they have made it a priority to apprehend the organisers.”

Mr Barclay visited the factory after the event and obtained photos showing the rave in full swing.

He said: “I think the Home Secretary’s comments show how serious this is. We need to nip this in the bud before someone else’s property is targeted.”