UK Party Police’s Appetite For Destruction
Norfolk police boasted about shredding £3,000 worth of sound systems and speakers this week and in what’s becoming an annual tradition vowed to seize and destroy sound equipment from anyone planning any more parties over the Easter break.
“This is a clear message to rave organisers. The date is significant as it would be foolish for anyone to hold an illegal event over the Easter period,” Inspector Mike Brown told local newspaper the Great Yarmouth Mercury.
“It will not be tolerated, your equipment will be seized and it will be disposed of,” he warned.
Inspector Brown’s threats came two years after Breckland police shredded rave equipment seized from three private parties hosted in Norfolk with a remarkably similar (and clearly ineffective) warning to party people.
“We are sending out a clear message to rave organisers that their actions will not be tolerated. Knowing their equipment will be seized and disposed of will hopefully make them think twice about holding their illegal events and fully realise the cost,” Sgt Colin Barratt told local news portal EDP24.com
“The big speakers are £1,000 each and it costs £10,000 for a rig, which is the whole kit and caboodle, so it is certainly hitting them in the pocket,” he claimed.
http://tinyurl.com/yznjfo3 (Brave ravers refuse to let cops seize their sound system, 2006)
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