Rave keeps residents awake all night

The scene at the industrial unit this morning, all quiet and no sign of any mess left behind S51711H14

The scene at the industrial unit this morning, all quiet and no sign of any mess left behind S51711H14

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RESIDENTS faced hours of loud music as a rave continued into the early hours in Shoreham.

Police finally broke up the party at 9am on Sunday, following a large number of complaints.

The party finally broke up around 9am on Sunday, following a large number of complaints to Sussex Police.

The rave was held in an industrial unit at Dolphin Enterprise Centre on Saturday night but resident Manda Curry said the noise of the rave could be heard as far as Mile Oak.

She said: “Why, oh why, oh why was there a rave allowed in Shoreham? Is anyone aware how many hundreds of people were kept awake all night? Want to know where we are, and can hear it from? Mile Oak!”

Mandy said the party was still going strong at 8am on Sunday.

Speaking about the police response, she said: “They turned up at 5am and went away again. Then they turned up when it was still going but winding down at 9am.”

Other residents said the music equipment was already packed up and in a car by the time police made their second visit.

It is suggested around 100 people were involved, although there were only about 20 to 30 people there by the end.