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'Sick rave planned' in north London cemetery

A "sick" Halloween night rave is being planned at a cemetery in north London, a council has said.

Enfield Council says it has put extra staff on duty to prevent the event happening in its area.

Ravers have been spreading rumours of the event on Facebook, but no location has been revealed.

The council said it was working with police to identify organisers and prevent the event from taking place.

Organisers of free parties frequently leave the naming of the location until the last minute in a bid to avoid the event being shut down.

'Hugely offensive'

Enfield Council's cabinet member for environment, Councillor Chris Bond, said: "We've heard that a group of people are planning a rave in a cemetery somewhere on Halloween.

"These idiots are either too stupid or too insensitive to understand that going ahead with an illegal rave at a burial ground will be hugely offensive and upsetting to the relatives of the people buried there."

Mr Bond appealed to residents living near cemeteries to be watch for the anything suspicious.

"We are not going to stand by and let a gang of half-wits desecrate burial grounds in Enfield and if we catch anyone trying, we'll act quickly and then be pushing for the strongest possible sanction in the courts," he added.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman warned people against acting irresponsibly.

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