Three people arrested at illegal rave in South London
Everyone knows you got to fight for your right to party. But sometimes, the police get in the way.
Close to 50 people were waiting to get into a party in Croydon, South London over the weekend when police pulled up in riot vans.
The unlicensed music event was in full swing at the site of the former Rileys Snooker Club on Frith Road. When the police arrived after getting noise complaints, they prevented any additional people from entering the party and arrested three people: two on charges of abstracting electricity and one on possible criminal damage.
Croydon Advertiser reporter Tom Matthews noted that the event dwindled after the arrival of the cops.
“It doesn’t look like the rave was successful,” he said. “[The attendees] started dancing to music in the streets but then moved on.”