Police admit they cannot track those responsible for organising New Year’s Eve illegal rave in Fenland
- Credit: Archant
HOME Secretary Theresa May pledged that it was “essential that those responsible are brought to justice” but it seems organisers of an illegal rave have got away with it.
Despite causing havoc- and around £50,000 worth of damage- whoever organised the New Year’s Eve rave in Thorby Avenue, March, cannot be found.
A Cambs Police spokesman said: “Despite a full investigation we have been unable to establish who was responsible for organising the event.
“The matter has been filed pending further information coming to light.”
Mrs May intervened after being contacted by MP Steve Barclay who visited the warehouse in the aftermath of the rave.
You may also want to watch:
He later contacted the Home Secretary who told him the event “showed a blatant disregard for the owners of this property who were left to pick up the pieces.”
She also pledged that “I know the police will do everything they can to bring their investigation to a successful conclusion and welcome the fact they have made it a priority to apprehend the organisers.”
- 1 Crews tackle huge Fens blaze
- 2 Crash driver flees leaving female passenger injured
- 3 Sat nav 'takes one for the team' in bridge crash
- 4 Tonight's 24 Hours in Police Custody follows brutal Cambridgeshire murder
- 5 Squash club marks 40 years of competitions
- 6 Road blocked due to crash involving a tractor on A14 near Godmanchester
- 7 ‘I’m Lovin It’ burglars caught by McDonald's trip
- 8 Of all the places in all the city to park an uninsured 4x4
- 9 22 arrests, drugs, cash and weapons seized in county lines crackdown
- 10 Burglars led police to £170,000 cannabis factory
One man wrote on Facebook that there had been “a massive cock up” when police pulled over the car with the sound equipment in but allowed it to carry on.
“Of all the cars,” he wrote. “Ha ha.”
Police visited the rave but decided, on “safety” grounds, not to break it up.
Mr Barclay said photos taken by factory owner John Finn had shown clearly the identity of the organisers.
“There must be prosecutions,” said Mr Barclay.
Five months on the matter appears closed.