Police say investigations into an all night music event which residents have described as a ‘rave’ are being carried out today.
Householders across the city complained of relentless noise last night and into this morning, taking to social media to voice their frustrations at being kept awake.
On Twitter, Katherine Inskip wrote: “The rave that’s kept most of Sheffield awake is still going. Wishing sleep-deprived cranky kids on every last one of them.”
And Joseph Rose added: “Not to be a kill joy but hearing a all night rave over 10 miles away after a ten hour shift was irritating at 2am, 3am, 4am.”
Police have now comfirmed to The Star that they received multiple complaints about noise coming from an event in a field off Ripon Street, Attercliffe.
A spokesman said: “Officers arrived at the scene where it was estimated that more than 200 people were in attendance.
“Officers worked alonside organisers to ensure that the event came to an end in the early hours of the morning.
“Due to the large scale resources required to shut down an event of this size, a decision was made to maintain a police presence.
“Sheffield City Council was informed and investigations are ongoing.”
Complaints were also received about a second music event which was believed to be taking place in the Rivelin Valley area.
But police said that ‘despite an extensive search, officers were unable to locate an event.’
Anyone with information is asked to contact 101 quoting incident number 102 of August 23.