Equipment seized as police break up unlicensed event in Stanford-le-Hope

Police have seized music equipment an unlicensed music event in Stanford-le-Hope.

Officers received reports of around 100 people on land off Buckingham Hill Road at around 10.50pm yesterday (Saturday April 3).

Police attended and found a large group of people who dispersed as officers arrived.

Music equipment was seized and investigations are underway to identify those who attended in order to issue them with fixed penalty notices for breaching the Government’s COVID-19 regulations.

Chief Inspector Richard Melton said: “We will continue to respond to reports of clear and blatant breaches of the regulations.

“Over the Easter bank holiday weekend officers and staff will be carrying out additional patrols across the county to keep you safe and respond to your calls for help.

“If everyone keeps playing their part we can stay focussed on catching criminals. It’s what we’re here for and we know it’s what you want us to do.

“Thank you to everyone in Essex who’s doing the right thing. If you have any concerns you can talk to one of our officers or contact us 101.”

If you have any information you can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

You can also call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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