Monday, 05 January 2004
Rave in Wokingham
Police were called at 3.40am on New Year’s Day after reports of a rave taking place in a disused warehouse off Molly Millars Lane, Wokingham.
Officers arrived to discover about 2,000 people at the venue. The premises were safe with no one in any obvious danger. Due to the sheer number of people involved and the fact that the warehouse was a distance away from residential areas, officers decided to continue to monitor the situation and its impact on the local community.
While a small number of complaints about the noise were received by police, the ongoing evaluation of the rave showed there was no danger to the safety of the public.
A 19-year-old man from Witney in Oxfordshire was arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs with intent to supply and has been bailed pending further inquiries. He is due to return to police on 18 February.
A 23-year-old man from Surrey received an instant caution for possession of cannabis and a second 23-year-old man was cautioned for public disorder offences.
The event closed down at around 8.20am on 2 January.
Around 19 police officers in total were involved in the event.