VIDEO/GALLERY: Factory boss tells of confrontation and intimidation as more illegal rave footage posted on YouTube

PUBLISHED: 15:12 03 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:41 03 January 2013

Social media images of the rave at Thorby Avenue, March

Social media images of the rave at Thorby Avenue, March

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FACTORY boss John Finn has told the BBC of how he was confronted and intimidated by ravers who tried to restore power for an illegal rave.

Mr Finn said he wrestled with a raver who tried to get the electricity back.

Mr Finn said the man did switch the power back on although he managed to get it off again “and also managed to retrieve my phone.”

He added that the raver “didn’t attack me in any violent way. But there were 20 or 30 there who confronted and intimidated me for over an hour.”

Mr Finn was commenting on the illegal rave at his Thorby Avenue, March, premises, where up to £50,000 of damage was caused during the illegal New Year’s Eve rave.

Det Sgt Matt Swash of Cambs Police confirmed police attended but did not intervene to try and stop the rave.

“We have to be careful and risk assess every incident,” he said.

He said that “sending police officers into that event at that time would save caused safety issues and possible harm to persons present.”

By lunchtime on New Year’s Day 500 or so revellers still remain but at its peak 1,000 are thought to have attended.

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