Police break up Endcliffe Park rave as men arrested during second night of disorder
Police in Sheffield have revealed they ‘offered advice’ and then dispersed an impromptu ‘rave’ in Endcliffe Park last night.
Police discovered the group congregating around a small sound system shortly before 9pm on Wednesday night, just 24 hours after the area saw widespread disorder on Tuesday including a rape, fights and illegal fires.
Officers also said that two men had been arrested over a separate incident in the park yesterday, with one being charged with drug and weapon offences and bailed and the other being released on police bail.
Superintendent Simon Verrall said: “There were many people in Endcliffe Park yesterday enjoying the sunshine and in the main this was all in good spirits however on a couple of occasions, officers had to engage with small groups to remind them of the requirements of the COVID restrictions.
“At around 8.45pm a group gathered around a small sound system playing loud music. This was a breach of COVID restrictions so advice was offered and over a short period the group was dispersed.
“Officers will maintain a high visibility presence across the week to provide advice where needed and offer reassurance to anyone who may need it given the events of recent days.”
Following a separate incident also in Endcliffe Park, 25-year-old Devon Gregory from Heeley was charged with possession of a pointed or bladed instrument and possession of a class B drug.
He is bailed and due to appear in court on 13 August 2021. A 32-year-old man was also arrested and released on police bail.