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Watch: Warehouse rave organiser fined £10,000
A second man has been fined £10,000 for organising an illegal warehouse rave near Bristol where police officers were attacked.
Avon and Somerset Police said the second fine had been issued following the event in Yate, South Gloucestershire, on 31 October, Halloween night.
Two men, one in his 20s and the other in his 30s, have now been fined £10,000 for organising the rave in breach of coronavirus laws.
Eight people were arrested on the day of the event, while a further four were arrested at the end of last week.
Police said between 500 and 700 people were at the event and that officers prevented a further 250 to 300 from attending.
Officers had bottles thrown at them by revellers.
A second man has been fined £10,000 for organising an unlicensed music event in Yate over Halloween.
To date, 12 arrests have been made but enquiries continue to be made by our investigations team.
Anyone with information can call 101, ref 5220247128: https://t.co/dkon8qbotP pic.twitter.com/Ii39rGHvuq
— Avon and Somerset Police (@ASPolice) November 10, 2020
Detective Superintendent Lisa Simpson said: “A significant number of enquiries have already been carried out and our investigation team is continuing to work hard to analyse all the evidence and make sure those responsible are dealt with appropriately. To date, 12 people have been arrested.
“We’ve a lot of body worn video from cameras worn by officers, which highlights how they robustly dealt with an extremely hostile situation and captures footage of people who attended the event.
“We hope the issuing of two £10,000 fines, which is the maximum amount allowed under the COVID-19 legislation, acts as a warning to others who may foolishly contemplate organising a large-scale unauthorised event when everyone else is facing up to a perilous public health situation and trying to protect the NHS.”
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