Missiles thrown at police at illegal Bristol rave

Police were pelted with missiles when they tried to break up an illegal rave on an industrial estate in Bristol.

Officers were called to the rave in Avonside Industrial Estate, off Feeder Road, in the early hours.

A spokesman said a "large number" of people were partying and three officers were injured.

Eight people were arrested for offences including assaulting police, public order, criminal damage and driving under the influence of alcohol.

Support units, dogs and roads policing officers were drafted in to close down the event.

Det Insp Dom Graham of Avon and Somerset Police said: "Some of our officers were targeted with makeshift missiles during the course of their duties, which is completely unacceptable."

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