Illegal rave in Mitcham Common until 3am - Croydon man arrested

Police were called to deal with an illegal rave in Mitcham Common

Police were called to deal with an illegal rave in Mitcham Common

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Loud music from an illegal rave attended by up to 40 people disturbed neighbours of Mitcham Common last night.

Police took more than four hours to disperse the crowd, some of whom were dancing and causing trouble until the early hours of this morning.

There were also reports of a number of minor disturbances in the area with men kicking bins, a bottle being thrown at police and a bus stop being damaged near the party in the Seven Islands Pond area of the common.

Power generators were being used to blast out tunes until at least 3.30am when the gathering was dispersed by police.

Officers were called at 10.45pm on Sunday, April 6.

Police dealing with the gathering arrested a 30-year-old man from Croydon on suspicion of affray. He was taken to a south London police station.

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12:39pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Mr Strings says...

"generators were being used to blast out tunes until at least 3.30am"

Amazingly quick response time there.
"generators were being used to blast out tunes until at least 3.30am" Amazingly quick response time there. Mr Strings
  • Score: 9

4:33pm Mon 7 Apr 14

alroutemaster says...

So it took police over four hours to disperse 40 ****holes who were desecrating the common and disturbing people. And they arrested ONE man? WTF were they doing, dancing the night away themselves........
So it took police over four hours to disperse 40 ****holes who were desecrating the common and disturbing people. And they arrested ONE man? WTF were they doing, dancing the night away themselves........ alroutemaster
  • Score: 7

8:28pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Hove Ex-Pat says...

Fours hours to disperse 40 idiots? What were they waiting for? Water cannon.
Oh what has happened to the Metropolitan Police? Have they too given up?
Fours hours to disperse 40 idiots? What were they waiting for? Water cannon. Oh what has happened to the Metropolitan Police? Have they too given up? Hove Ex-Pat
  • Score: 1

9:34pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Mr Strings says...

Why didn't the police just turn off or seize the generators?!
Why didn't the police just turn off or seize the generators?! Mr Strings
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