A rave in Oxford was broken up by police on Saturday night after residents reported the gathering.

Thames Valley Police were called to Jackdaw Lane, off Iffley Road, at approximately 11.10pm.
Police said 'a number of people' had come for the rave and officers attended the event and 'engaged' with those present.

It was closed down by around 2am.

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Under Section 63 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, those directed to leave the area will be committing an offence should they re-enter within seven days.

Inspector James Pither based at Oxford Police Station, said: “We would ask that if someone becomes aware of an unlicensed music event taking place or information about a planned rave, this should be reported either online or on 101.

“If it is an emergency, please call 999. It is an emergency when a crime is being committed, there is a risk of injury, or there is a risk of serious damage to property.

“I would like to thank members of the public who called to inform us of this event and would also like to thank the local community for their support and patience”