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Mike Taylor & Lorna Hughes

1,000 ravers descend on quiet village leaving residents 'concerned and upset'

Ravers descended on a quiet village for an Easter music event which left residents 'concerned and upset'. Police were called at just after midnight on Sunday (April 17) to reports of the rave.

Around 1,000 people are understood to have attended. Police said a 'large number of vehicles' were also reported travelling through the area in West Lulworth, Dorset, while people living nearby said they had suffered sleepless nights.

Police closed a road near the rave on Sunday morning but people were still seen coming and going from the site, Dorset Live reports. Pounding bass music could be heard in the area until just after midday - with one person leaving the event saying it was like a 'mini Glasto' and 'the best rave I've been to in years'.

Police closed a road following reports of the rave in Dorset (Dorset Live/Mike Taylor)

Dorset Police said: "We were called at 12.36am on Sunday 17 April 2022 to reports of a rave in East Lulworth. It is reported that in about 1000 people are attending the event. A large number of vehicles have also been reported travelling through the area.

"We have received a number of calls from concerned and upset residents who have had their sleep disturbed by the noise levels coming from the event. I would like to reassure them that we are fully aware of this unauthorised large gathering of people and we are monitoring the situation and taking steps to deal with it.

"Officers are at the scene making enquiries and this includes contact with the landowner. There are road closures in place to prevent direct access to the area. We would like to send a direct message to those at the event – you are trespassing, please leave and go home immediately."

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