Arrests made after police break up illegal party

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AN ILLEGAL party which attracted more than 100 people was broken up by police after complaints from nearby residents - leading to arrests.

Officers were called to premises at Warren Street, Attercliffe, in the early morning to disperse revellers who had gathered for the Kabal dance music event, which had been advertised on social networking website Facebook and was due to go on until 6am.

Police said they acted following complaints and organisers were ‘fully co-operative’ when they arrived - although two revellers were arrested for minor public order offences.

Insp Paul Ferguson, who heads Darnall and Tinsley Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “I want to reassure the public that we deal robustly with this type of event.

“This successful intervention shows that where we have information that an unlicensed event is taking place or is going to take place, we will act and put an end to the event.

“We ask for help of the community by reporting any unlicensed events as early as possible to enable the police to take action at a very early stage.”

The illegal event, called ‘Rude Movements Backstreet Bashment’, happened on Saturday night into the early hours of Sunday - with police called at about 12.45am.

Residents living nearby said the illicit parties have been happening frequently and called for more action.

Doreen Goodwin, of Shirland Close, Attercliffe, said: “Incidents have been reported to the 101 service and the police who say that they will be vigilant and stop these events but they keep on happening. ”

n Police have urged members of the public to report illegal raves. Call 0114 220 2020 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.