Arrests as Kent Police close down Canterbury rave

Police have closed down a rave in a Canterbury field and seized sound equipment after complaints about noise.

Officers were called to the New Cut Road area of Old Wives Lees in the early hours.

Two men were arrested on suspicion of assault and two women were arrested for obstructing a police officer.

Assistant Chief Constable Paul Brandon said: "Kent Police takes very seriously and will not tolerate the illegal setting up and running of raves."

'Disorder broke out'

And he added: "This type of activity causes much distress to communities."

He said police had been called to the area by residents in the early hours but could find no trace of the reported noise.

After further calls after 07:00 BST, police searched the area again and found about 25 people in a field.

Officers decided to close the event and seize the equipment.

Disorder broke out as the equipment was removed and three arrests were made.

The remaining people left the site.

Then a fourth arrest was made at Canterbury Police station also in connection with the event, police said.

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