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1,000 would-be rave-goers look to have fun thwarted after Sussex Police invite themselves along

The Argus: 1,000 would-be rave-goers look to have fun thwarted after Sussex Police invite themselves along 1,000 would-be rave-goers look to have fun thwarted after Sussex Police invite themselves along

A massive rave-style party is planned for a country park this weekend – now Sussex Police has invited itself along.

The party is due to take place in Southwater Country Park, near Horsham, at 7pm on Saturday.

Nearly 1,000 people have joined a Facebook group set up by a boy who said he was a pupil at Tanbridge House School in Horsham, although 1,600 people have been invited.

People have spoken excitedly about the party, although some have suggested they might be expelled from school if they attend.

It appears there have previously been attempts made to shut down the party.

What the organisers probably did not anticipate is the police getting wind of it and inviting themselves along.

Horsham Police joined the ‘Party’ Facebook group today and has said they too will be attending.

A statement from the force to would-be partygoers said: “Dear all.

“This notice is to advise you that we have been made fully aware of this event and your intentions to attend.

“We would suggest that you do not attend as we will have officers in the area on the night and they will also be in attendance to stop the party from happening.

“If anyone is found at the location they will be asked to leave.”

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Officers are aware of a party taking place in Southwater 28-30 March. Anyone found at the location will be asked to leave.”

Tanbridge House School declined to comment. 

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12:15pm Fri 28 Mar 14

s&k says...

Killjoys.
Killjoys. s&k
  • Score: 1

2:21pm Fri 28 Mar 14

uniteagainstparkingcharges says...

Tip: When organising a rave do not post the location on Facebook in advance.

This incident shows where the term "school-boy error" comes from.

Spread the word by word of mouth/text message not on social media!
Tip: When organising a rave do not post the location on Facebook in advance. This incident shows where the term "school-boy error" comes from. Spread the word by word of mouth/text message not on social media! uniteagainstparkingcharges
  • Score: 9

2:40pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Andy R says...

uniteagainstparkingc
harges
wrote:
Tip: When organising a rave do not post the location on Facebook in advance.

This incident shows where the term "school-boy error" comes from.

Spread the word by word of mouth/text message not on social media!
All that's been posted on Facebook is A location.......
[quote][p][bold]uniteagainstparkingc harges[/bold] wrote: Tip: When organising a rave do not post the location on Facebook in advance. This incident shows where the term "school-boy error" comes from. Spread the word by word of mouth/text message not on social media![/p][/quote]All that's been posted on Facebook is A location....... Andy R
  • Score: -5

3:51pm Fri 28 Mar 14

rayellerton says...

Easy target for the Police who dont do risk assessment, but risk avoidance...they would be serving the public better if the had visible patrols in out town centres at night...
Easy target for the Police who dont do risk assessment, but risk avoidance...they would be serving the public better if the had visible patrols in out town centres at night... rayellerton
  • Score: -4

6:51pm Fri 28 Mar 14

somerandombloke says...

Most likely not there anyway it's just a decoy to get plod away from the true location.
Most likely not there anyway it's just a decoy to get plod away from the true location. somerandombloke
  • Score: 0

7:21pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Roundbill says...

"Anyone found at the location will be asked to leave."
ooh, scary.
"Anyone found at the location will be asked to leave." ooh, scary. Roundbill
  • Score: 6

10:12pm Fri 28 Mar 14

julesgemini says...

We used to have so much fun in the 90's going to free parties in the woods. I always remember people being very respectful and everyone would clean up afterwards. There was never a trace of mess left behind. I found it very character building.
We used to have so much fun in the 90's going to free parties in the woods. I always remember people being very respectful and everyone would clean up afterwards. There was never a trace of mess left behind. I found it very character building. julesgemini
  • Score: 13

6:37am Sat 29 Mar 14

Fairfax Aches says...

"Dear all" lol. /sounds like a Christmas letter!
"Dear all" lol. /sounds like a Christmas letter! Fairfax Aches
  • Score: 1

8:50pm Sat 29 Mar 14

power_ranger says...

It's like Nazi Germany!
It's like Nazi Germany! power_ranger
  • Score: 2

11:22pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Mr chock says...

so where did everyone go ?
so where did everyone go ? Mr chock
  • Score: 0

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