Council on the warpath over village rave

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Parish councillors want police to break-up overnight raves after elderly residents were disturbed by loud music in Sutton Bridge.

Young people partied on industrial land at the eastern end of Arnie Broughton Walk from 10pm on Friday, May 17 into the early hours of the following morning.

Police saw nine cars and 50 young people there.

Supt Kieran English told the Spalding Guardian that officers asked for the music to be turned down – it was and officers remained at the scene to make sure there was no further disturbance. Party-goers left at 6am.

Supt English said police have the power to seize music equipment, but they bear in mind their manpower and the level of noise before doing so.

Parish councillor Jenny Rowe had calls from three residents at around 10.15pm.

She said: “Some young lad had put it on Facebook that he was having a birthday party. The music was still going on until 3.30am. The police say they don’t have the authority to make them switch the music off.”

Two tents set up on the site together with two huge speakers, said to 5ft tall by 3ft wide, were reportedly found vandalised after the rave ended.