17 November 2019 12:34
Sign me up for news alerts Hundreds of people took part in an illegal rave at a disused store. There was a major police response to the party at the Carpetright in Strood Retail Park at 11.30pm last night, and one man was arrested. WATCH: Police attend illegal rave at Strood Retail Park Up to 10 police vehicles were parked outside the store while the ravers partied. After leaving the store, young people were seen walking along Station Road, Strood, and outside Rochester train station. Police confirmed a 39-year-old man from Ashford was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to commit a public order offence and supplying a psychoactive substance (nitrous oxide).
Police spokesman Steve Knight said: "Kent Police officers attended Strood Retail Park following reports of antisocial behaviour by young people travelling to the location. "It was established that a suspected unlicensed music event was being held inside a disused warehouse with a significant number of people in attendance. WATCH: Police on the scene this morning "Inquiries are ongoing." Gallery1 This morning, police officers were on scene conducting their investigations. The shelled-out store was littered with empty bottles and there was discarded drug paraphernalia outside. Read more: All the latest news from Medway To get the latest updates on ongoing cases, police appeals and criminals put behind bars, click here.
Read more CrimeKentMedway Get the biggest Daily stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Scores of police descended on a retail park where an unlicensed music event was being held overnight. Officers were called to Strood Retail Park at around 11.30pm yesterday (November 17) following reports of antisocial behaviour from young people arriving. It is believed the illegal rave took place in the former Carpet Right unit. This morning it has been confirmed that a man, 39, from Ashford, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of conspiring to commit a public order offence and supplying a psychoactive substance (nitrous oxide). Residents unable to return home after devastating High Street fire in Medway A police spokesman said: "It was established that a suspected unlicensed music event was being held inside a disused warehouse with a significant number of people in attendance. "Officers remained at the location to prevent any potential breach of the peace, ensure public safety and identify if any criminal offences had been committed. "Enquiries are ongoing."