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Police injured breaking up ‘hostile crowd’ at illegal rave in Lambeth



olice broke up an unlicensed music occasion at an illegally working nightclub in south London and located greater than a dozen individuals inside.

The bust got here after officers have been referred to as to Lambeth Road, Lambeth, the place the occasion was going down, at round 1am on Sunday.

After they compelled entry into the premises, police from the South Area Command Unit with help from different businesses discovered 60 individuals contained in the venue.

The staff tried to soundly clear the encircling space however have been confronted with a hostile crowd and several other officers have been assaulted, receiving minor accidents.


Two males, each in their 30s, have been arrested in reference to the assault on the identical day because the raid.

One of the person, 34, was arrested on suspicion of drunk and disorderly behaviour and brought to a south London police station. He was given a set penalty discover whereas in custody.

The different, aged 31, was arrested on suspicion of assault on an emergency employee and was charged and bailed to look earlier than Croydon Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 1 June.

Inspector Dave Laurie, Partnership & Prevention led for the Central South Command Unit, stated: “Though restrictions are starting to ease, this kind of massive gathering stays prohibited. Not solely have been these current taking pointless dangers, they have been additionally inflicting important nuisance and disruption to the native space.

He added: “Officers ought to really feel secure when going about their work on the frontline. The response they obtained is unacceptable. The behaviour of a minority is not going to be tolerated and we are going to proceed to work in partnership with our bodies just like the council to maintain our communities secure.”