Arrests made at Ridgeway rave

First published in Wantage

Three arrests were made in the early hours yesterday, after officers from Thames Valley Police broke up an illegal rave in South Oxfordshire.

Officers were called to The Ridgeway area, near East Hendred, at about 4am on Sunday.

A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of class-B and class-C drugs, a 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of class-A drugs and a 52-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a class-B drug.

Officers also handed out eight Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) to people caught driving other than on the road and one vehicle was seized under section 165 of the Road Traffic Act for having no insurance.

The 28-year-old man has been bailed until May 22, the 20-year-old man has been bailed until April 24 and the 52-year-old man was given an £80 FPN.

Supt Chris Sharp, acting Local Police Area Commander for South Oxfordshire, said: “I hope that this crackdown sends out a strong message to the organisers and people who attend this type of event that these illegal rave will not be tolerated by Thames Valley Police.

“These events are not just illegal and unlicensed; they pose a serious risk to those attending as there are no measures in place to safeguard people’s safety.”

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8:45am Tue 13 Apr 10

james.nimmo says...

Ha. A 52 year old raving it up in hendred. I'd like to meet this guy.
Ha. A 52 year old raving it up in hendred. I'd like to meet this guy. james.nimmo
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1:27pm Wed 14 Apr 10

beth01 says...

I'm so pleased to see something is being done about this... maybe now that attention has been drawn to it the rubbish that has been left (and always is) can be cleared up so I don't have to worry about my dog treading on broken glass etc.
I'm so pleased to see something is being done about this... maybe now that attention has been drawn to it the rubbish that has been left (and always is) can be cleared up so I don't have to worry about my dog treading on broken glass etc. beth01
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9:34am Thu 15 Apr 10

Wantage Man says...

put some shoes on your dog then!
put some shoes on your dog then! Wantage Man
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1:59pm Thu 15 Apr 10

Wintersmith says...

Wantage Man, I'm guessing you don't have a dog? Or much respesct for others? Broken glass isn't something that should be joked about. What if your child was to step on, or fall on, broken glass? It wouldn't seem so funny then. I can't believe how little common sense some people have by smashing bottles. It is also a blatant disregard for others safety.
Wantage Man, I'm guessing you don't have a dog? Or much respesct for others? Broken glass isn't something that should be joked about. What if your child was to step on, or fall on, broken glass? It wouldn't seem so funny then. I can't believe how little common sense some people have by smashing bottles. It is also a blatant disregard for others safety. Wintersmith
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2:15pm Mon 19 Apr 10

beth01 says...

Wantage Man is clearly a comedy genius.
Wantage Man is clearly a comedy genius. beth01
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