POLICE are urging residents and landowners across Suffolk to report any suspicious activity in the run up to and during the Easter weekend, in a bid to crack down on illegal raves in the county.
Warnings are also being issued to anyone organising an illegal rave that any sound equipment found will be seized and they will be prosecuted.
Officers want landowners to remain vigilant and immediately report any activity which may lead them to suspect a rave is being organised on their land. Extra care should be taken to ensure that property entrances are secured.
Chief superintendent David Skevington, from Suffolk Police, said: “Historically we have seen illegal raves being held over Bank Holiday weekends and I want to warn anyone who is considering organising a rave that they will face prosecution for holding such an event.
“For those who are hoping to attend an illegal rave, I would urge them to be mindful that these events, by their very nature, are not well organised and are often linked to drug associated crimes.
“Illegal rave organisers have little concern for the health, safety and welfare of those attending the event or for the local residents, who are adversely affected by the noise, rave-related anti-social behaviour and impact on the environment.”
Anyone with information about an illegal rave or witness to suspicious activity on farmland or in buildings should contact Suffolk Constabulary on 101.