Norwich Rave Ends Early
courtesy of EPD24 – February 4, 2002
A rave in Norwich came to a close in the early hours of yesterday after police “negotiated” with partygoers to turn off their music. Officers said they were aware of a potential gathering after receiving reports on Saturday that an event was to be held somewhere in Trowse.
But they were only alerted to a change in venue when they received a call after midnight reporting a large crowd playing loud music in a disused garage. At its peak, the rave attracted 300 people to the former Vauxhall dealership in Mountergate.
“We had reports of persons who were at Trowse earlier in the day on Saturday who planned to party until 6am,” said a police spokesman. But he said they were not sure if the rave had began in Trowse and moved on to Mountergate or whether it had only been in the disused garage.
“We had about five officers who went along to the garage, assessed the situation and negotiated with them to turn the music off at 2.30am. Fifteen minutes later it went quiet and by around 3.30am everyone had gone home,” said the police spokesman.
According to the police, there were no reports of disturbances and no arrests.