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11 arrested at illegal Easter rave on the South Downs

11 arrested at illegal Easter rave on the South Downs

AnillegalravejustoutsideWoodingdeanontheSouthDownsattheweekendwasshutdownbypolicewith11arrestsmade. Ninethearrestsweremadeforpublicnuisancefences,onefordrugdrivingandanotherforassault. Morethan40carsandvanswereparkedupatthesite,withanestimated600peopleinattendance.PartygoershadpreviouslybeenmovedonfromanoriginalravelocationinwoodlandnearHorsham,reports. Thebodyadecapitatednewbornlambwasfoundonthesite,whichhasbeenlitteredwithdrugparaphernalia,cans,glassandhumanwaste.LocalsheepfarmerandtenantthelandMartinCarrhasexpressedheis“shakingwithrage”attheincidentandhasaccusedarevellerbeheadingthelamb. However,policehavestatedthereisnoevidenceconnectingthetwoeventsandravershavedeniedanyinvolvement. Policefirstbecameawaretheraveat3amwhenmultiplevehiclesarrivedintothearea,butmonitoredthesitewithoutenteringformorethan12hoursuntilitwassafetodoso.FalmerRoadwasshutftopreventfurtheraccess,causingextensivetrafficdelayswhichlocalresidentCarlReadescribedas“completeandutterchaos”. OtherresidentscomplainedthatthebassfromtheravemadethemunabletosleeponSaturdaynight,howeverdogwalkersJoeHillandZoeFunge-Smithacceptedtheraveaslongasitwasnotdangeroustohumansoranimals,withthelattersayingmusicisthe“glue”thatunitestheworld. Anunnamedattendeewhoclaimedtoknowtheorganiserssaidravershavebeen“victimisedinthepress”,adding:“Wecleanupafterourselves.Wearejusthavingfun.Weapologiseforthenoisebutwedon’tdothisten.” PoliceinLincolnshirehadpreviouslyovertheEasterbankholiday. Via:] PatrickHintonisMixmag’sDigitalStaffWriter,followhimon