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Police tackle illegal gathering of 3,000 people at Banwen

SOUTH Wales Police is aware and we are in attendance at a large gathering of people for an illegal rave in the Banwen area.

Chief Superintendent Simon Belcher said “This type of illegal gathering is totally unacceptable and we are aware of the concerns it is causing for the local community.

“I would like to again remind people of their obligations under the current Coronavirus legislation and the overarching goal for everyone to take personal responsibility by following Welsh Government regulations to Keep Wales Safe.

“We have a number of resources in attendance including the police helicopter and roads policing officers.

“It has been estimated there are up to 3,000 people at the gathering who have apparently travelled from across the UK and we are looking at all pieces of legislation as to what action can be undertaken safely.

“Unlawfully parked cars will be dealt with and people who continue, despite our advice, to try and attend this illegal event area being turned away.”

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