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UPDATE: Renewed police appeal for help to identify men wanted for Twyford Wood rave offences

By Paul Fisher

Police release gallery of people they want to speak to after illegal rave
Police release gallery of people they want to speak to after illegal rave

Police again appealed to the public to help them trace a number of people they would like to speak to following the illegal rave at Tywford Wood, Colsterworth in May.

The incident at the site, which began on the evening of Saturday May 23 and ran into Sunday May 24 when police carried out an operation to shut it down, resulted in a number of police officers being injured and people arrested.

A total of 21 police officers and one police dog sustained injuries that were thankfully minor involving soft tissue injuries, cuts and scratches.

Three officers, two from Derbyshire and one from Lincolnshire, required hospital treatment. The worst of the injuries was a suspected broken jaw which luckily turned out not to be as serious as first thought, while another officer sustained a fractured wrist.

Thirteen people were charged in relation to the incident and a further six people were cautioned for possession of drugs. Court hearings are pending.

Work is ongoing to bring to justice all those responsible who took part in any kind of criminal offences which during the event included violent disorder, assault on police, criminal damage, dealing in drugs, failing to stop for police and failing to abide by direction to leave.

At one point 300 hundred officers were involved in the response.

DCI Nikki Mayo said: “The enquiry into this incident is lengthy and complex. A team of officers have been tasked with investigating the illegal rave and we are absolutely committed to bringing to justice and putting before the courts all those who engaged in any kind of law-breaking.

“The behaviour of some individuals that was displayed towards police and witnessed by communities during this incident was abhorrent. It will not be tolerated.

“We are appealing for help in identifying the individuals shown in these images because we would like to speak to them in connection with the enquiry.

“If you know them or know who they are then please contact us as soon as you can on the non-emergency number 101 quoting incident 137 of 11/09/2015”.


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