A man has lost his hand during violent clashes with police at an illegal rave in France.
The unlicensed event, which took place in Redon, Brittany over the weekend, had been advertised on social media but was banned under COVID-19 restrictions currently in place in the country.
Over 1,500 people attended the rave, which was reportedly held in honour of Steve Maia Caniço, who died after falling into the Loire river following a police raid on a concert in 2019.
Police mistook pensioners queueing for COVID vaccine with an “illegal rave” last week.
Last Friday (22nd) police attended the Freemasons’ Saxon Hall in Southend, Essex after being tipped off about a ‘rave’, The Echo reports.
An investigation has been launched after a woman was attacked by a police dog at an illegal rave last month.
On Halloween, a number of illegal parties were stopped across the UK, including an event where 700 people had gathered at a Bristol warehouse rave that began around 10:30PM Saturday night and continued through to Sunday afternoon, 1st November.
Illegal raves held across the UK during the bank holiday weekend have resulted in fines and clashes with police.
It's reported that police were called out to various events in London, Leeds, and elsewhere, where fines up to £10,000 were issued. In Norfolk, bottles and cans were thrown at police sent to seize equipment and nix the event.
Illegal rave organisers are set to be fined up to £10,000 as part of the UK Government's latest lockdown-easing plans.
An illegal rave in London was shut down by police last weekend.
Following a string of noise complaints, officers were called to an unlicensed music event taking place in Walthamstow Forest on Sunday (9th).
Police arrived at the woodland area, which is in North-East London, at around 12:45AM, where a sound system and lights were set up, as well as around 500 revellers who had attended the gathering.
A DJ who played an illegal NYC rave last weekend has said it was not “worth the risk” performing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last Saturday (1st August), promoters Renegade threw an illegal rave under the Brooklyn side of the Kosciuszko Bridge in New York City, which featured performances from a handful of DJs, including Brooklyn-based Pictureplane, and hundreds of revellers.
Police were called to shut down an illegal rave in London last weekend.
Following a surge in illegal events across the UK during the coronavirus lockdown, police were called to another "unlicensed music event" in Finsbury Park, North London, last Friday (17th July).
Metropolitan Police arrived at Woodberry Down estate at approximately 11PM, and remained at the estate for five hours dispersing crowds. Following the arrival of riot police, an 18-year-old man was arrested for violent disorder and obstructing police, and a 19-year-old was arrested for obstructing police.
Thousands of party go-ers attended an illegal rave at an RAF base over the weekend.
The event took place last weekend (18th July) at RAF Charmy Down, an airfield 3 miles from the city of Bath in England, and despite police arriving on the site within minutes of recieving reports, stages and equipment had been erected and thousands had already gathered at the event.