Four admit causing public nuisance after Dunsby rave

The disused farm buildings in Dunsby Drove near Bourne which were used for an illegal rave in January 2014.

The disused farm buildings in Dunsby Drove near Bourne which were used for an illegal rave in January 2014.

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Four men have admitted causing a public nuisance after an illegal rave on rural farmland that allegedly caused chaos for nearby residents.

The men appeared at Lincoln Crown Court on Friday charged in relation to a rave in Fen Road, Dunsby, on January 25 last year.

Kyle Perrot, 19, of Nursery Close, Long Sutton; Ashley Box, 20, of Daniels Crescent, Long Sutton; Sam Curtis, 22, of Gate House, Kings Lynn; and Luke Onslow, 22, of Gedney Drove End, Spalding, all pleaded guilty to a charge of public nuisance between 24 and 27 January last year by holding a large gathering of persons on private land without permission where loud music was played.

It is alleged the rave attracted more than 200 people and caused chaos for Dunsby residents, with thumping bass heard more than a mile away.

Four other men denied the same charge and will go on trial at Lincoln Crown Court in August.

They are Mark Payne, 37, of Washway Road, Holbeach; Liam Robinson, 21, of Park Lane, Long Sutton; Matthew Wilds, 21, of Alfred Avenue, Metheringham; and Joshua Lake, 21, of Baulkins Drove, Sutton St James.

Perrot, Box and Lake also denied separate charges of possessing criminal property relating to cash seized from them. It is alleged Perrot was in possession of £298, Box was in possession of £197 and Lake was in possession of £598. They will also go before a jury in August.

Judge Michael Heath adjourned the case for a trial at Lincoln Crown Court on 24 August. It is expected to last five days.

Curtis and Onslow were granted bail for the preparation of probation reports and will be sentenced at the conclusion of the trial.

Judge Heath told them: “That is not an indication of sentence. All the courts options remain open.”

The six other defendants were granted bail until their trial.