Police raided family BBQ - thought it's an illegal rave

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Police raided family BBQ - thought it's an illegal rave

Post by samuel » Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:36 am

What the fuck? :lol:
Riot police stormed a 30th birthday party for just 15 people and shut it down, thinking it was a rave because it was advertised on Facebook.

Four police cars, a riot van and a helicopter were involved in the swoop on Andrew Poole's gathering for his family and friends.

He was just about to light the barbecue and had not even turned on the music when the gazebo suddenly started flapping wildly and the sound of chopper blades filled the air.

Eight officers wearing camouflage trousers and body armour jumped out and demanded that the 'rave' to be shut down.

Mr Poole said: 'We were nowhere near anyone. We weren't even playing any music. What effectively the police did was come in and stop 15 people eating burgers.'

The party was organised using the create an event facility on Facebook.

Mr Poole, a coach driver, said he invited 17 family and friends and two had not even arrived by the time the helicopter was whirring overhead.

Mr Poole said: 'All of a sudden there was this noise in the sky. The thing then hovered over us for about 25 minutes, watching 15 people eat. They told us to take down the sound system and said everybody's got to leave.

'It was 4pm and we hadn't even plugged the music in yet. We tried to reason with them but they were having none of it.'

Mr Poole said he spent £800 on food and a generator.

Yesterday, police insisted they were right to end the party. 'We were extremely concerned how the event had been advertised on the internet as an all-night party,' a spokesman said.
http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.htm ... page_id=34

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Post by Spooky » Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:01 pm

Made me chuckle when i read that yesterday, someone was pissed off for not getting an invite :lol:

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Re: Police raided family BBQ - thought it's an illegal rave

Post by Nits » Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:49 pm

Cheeky feckers!

The guy should sue!

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Post by Sir Captinweestain » Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:52 pm

800 pound down the Swan-E ;)

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Re: Police raided family BBQ - thought it's an illegal rave

Post by Rapid » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:01 pm

the Police were acting within the law...

Powers to remove persons attending or preparing for a rave
This section applies to a gathering on land in the open air of 100 or more persons (whether or not trespassers) at which amplified music is played during the night (with or without intermissions) and is such as, by reason of its loudness and duration and the time at which it is played, is likely to cause serious distress to the inhabitants of the locality; and for this purpose— .
(a)
such a gathering continues during intermissions in the music and, where the gathering extends over several days, throughout the period during which amplified music is played at night (with or without intermissions); and .
(b)
“music” includes sounds wholly or predominantly characterised by the emission of a succession of repetitive beats. .
(2)
If, as respects any land in the open air, a police officer of at least the rank of superintendent reasonably believes that— .
(a)
two or more persons are making preparations for the holding there of a gathering to which this section applies, .
(b)
ten or more persons are waiting for such a gathering to begin there, or .
(c)
ten or more persons are attending such a gathering which is in progress,

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Post by esq » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:21 pm

Rapid wrote:the Police were acting within the law...
Unfortunately, the law and common sense seem to be mutually exclusive.

The upside is that will most likely be the last Facebook party raid. As thousands of affronted citizens begin to set up false party notices in protest, the real parties will get lost in the noise.

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Post by flame240877 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 8:39 pm

F**king puddled this country!

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Post by jonny » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:23 pm

Fucking cops are a joke,instead of actually getting out there and catching real criminals they are doing this shit :roll: :gay:

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