Police charge 13 people for Twyford Woods illegal rave offences

Police confirmed that 13 people have been charged with various offences following an illegal rave at Twyford Woods near Bourne over the Bank Holiday weekend.

As reported previously, police eventually shut down the gathering on the evening of Sunday, May 24, around 24 hours after ravers kicked off the illegal event.

Police officers from partnering forces came together in an operation to safely bring the rave to a close, however violent clashes ensued.


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Three police officers were treated in hospital for injuries and 18 reported minor injuries as a result of missiles thrown by around 200 member of the crowd, which reached 1,000 at its peak.

During the next day dozens of police officers are seen arriving on site in riot gear and vans slowly moving in. Screenshot: Chris Shaw

During the next day dozens of police officers are seen arriving on site in riot gear and vans slowly moving in. Screenshot: Chris Shaw

A total of 43 people were arrested at the incident. Police have now charged 13 people as a result of the illegal rave.

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A further six people aged between 16 and 27 were also cautioned for possession of drugs.

Some 26 people were released on police bail to return to police stations across the county when further enquiries have been carried out.

The offences under investigation include Possession of Drugs, Organising a Rave, Failing to Comply with a Direction to Proceed, Violent Disorder, Driving Offences, Possession of Offensive Weapon, Assault.

Three people were released without charge/No further action.

Video footage has emerged of the chaos between ravers and police, showing shocking attacks and a number of items being seized.