Rave organisers are set to be prosecuted
By thisislocallondon – Wednesday 10 May 2000
During the party, attended by up to 3,000 people in the old post office sorting office in Ashdown Road, thousands of pounds of damage was caused to the building.
Every wall in the three- storey building was covered in graffiti, works of art belonging to students were smashed or stolen, two computers were stolen and windows were smashed.
The ravers also left behind piles of rubbish, human faeces, and pools of urine.
The head of operations at Kingston Police, Superintendent Keith Free, said: “The allegations of criminal damage will be thoroughly investigated and the organisers will be held responsible for activities under their control.”
Raficq Abdula, Kingston University Secretary, said: “This is a criminal act over which any sensible person would be incensed and we will be discussing this matter actively with the local police.”
But Ronald Dear, director of Cliveden Estates (London), which leases the property to Kingston University, said: “I can’t be bothered to chase around a couple of air heads. We are improving security and getting in the contractors to clean up.”