Police investigating an illegal rave that was held in Twyford Wood, Colsterworth, over the May Bank Holiday weekend are continuing to appeal for help to identify a number of individuals they would like to speak with.
A number of names have already been passed to the enquiry team and officers are grateful to the public for their help in passing on that information. However, there is still a lot of work to be done and investigating officers have reappealed for assistance from the public to identify those pictured below.
The incident at the site, which began on the evening of Saturday 23rd May and ran into Sunday 24th May before Police carried out an operation to shut it down, resulted in a number of police officers injured and people arrested.
A total of 21 police officers and one police dog sustained injuries that were thankfully minor involving soft tissue injuries, cuts and scratches. Three officers, two from Derbyshire and one from Lincolnshire required hospital treatment. The worst of the injuries was a suspected broken jaw which luckily turned out not to be broken, and another officer sustained a fractured wrist.
Thirteen people were charged in relation to the incident and a further six people were cautioned for possession of drugs. Court hearings are pending.
Work is ongoing to bring to justice all those responsible who took part in any kind of criminal offences which during the event included violent disorder, assault on police, criminal damage, dealing in drugs, failing to stop for police, and failing to abide by direction to leave. At one point some three hundred officers were involved in the Policing response.
DCI Nikki Mayo said: “The enquiry into this incident is lengthy and complex. A team of officers have been tasked with investigating the illegal rave and we are absolutely committed to bringing to justice and putting before the courts all those who engaged in any kind of law-breaking. The behaviour of some individuals that was displayed towards police and witnessed by communities during this incident was abhorrent. It will not be tolerated.
“We are appealing for help in identifying the individuals shown in these images because we would like to speak to them in connection with the enquiry. If you know them or know who they are then please contact us as soon as you can on the non-emergency number 101 quoting incident 137 of 11/09/2015″.