POLICE have been called in to stop an illegal rave on a beach for the third time this weekend.

Officers are responding to reports of people arriving for an unlicensed music event in the beach area of south Portslade this evening.

According to police, access is closed and those attending the rave have been asked to leave.

Anyone else is advised not to attempt to attend the event.

A spokesman from Sussex Police said: "Police are responding to reports of people arriving for unlicensed music event in beach area at South #Portslade this evening.

"Access is closed and people present have to leave.

"Anyone else is advised not to attempt to attend, you will be turned away.

"Thanks for your co-operation."

It comes after officers seized equipment after hundreds gathered in the same area last night.

Officers shut down the unlicensed event at the stretch of beach at about 7pm yesterday.

Access to the location was closed under public order legislation and those who attended were told to leave.

Pictures taken from the scene showed crowds gathered on the seafront, as officers moved in to disperse them.

Sound equipment that had been brought to the location was seized and the event was brought to a "timely conclusion".

However, officers attended the beach again at 10.30 this morning and seized yet more sound equipment to prevent a second illegal rave.