SOUTH Wales Police have been dealing with an illegal rave in Banwen.

Some music equipment has been removed after a section 63 notice was issued and two organisers have also been issued with fixed penalty notices for £10,000.

We have also issued a number of section 59 orders for people using their vehicles in an anti-social manner.

Superintendent Jason James said: “We have throughout the day had significant resources at the site and been engaging with the attendees and making every effort to engage with the organisers.

“Events of this kind are illegal and have a significant impact on the community. A number of people have left the site but there are still around a thousand people in attendance and we will continue to have resources at the location throughout the night.

“Those gathering know that their actions are irresponsible and we are working with other agencies and utilising the legislation available to us including covid-19 legislation but we need to ensure that any action taken is done so safely.”

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