Three Norfolk women have been arrested following an illegal rave in Lincolnshire, during which four police officers and a police dog were injured.
An estimated 200 people attacked police as they tried to deal with an illegal rave at Twyfood Woods, near Bourne, last night (Saturday). One officer was seriously injured in the attack. The injuries are described as not life-threatening.
Officers were called to the scene at around 11pm last night (Saturday) after a member of the public complained about loud noise and anti-social behaviour.
A Lincolnshire Police statement said: “Police attended and found a large and illegal rave and the officers came under attack from an estimated 200 or so of the estimated 1000 or so who were at the site.
“As a result, three officers and a police dog were injured. One officer has a serious but not life threatening injury the other two officers have minor injuries. All the injuries were a result of missiles thrown from the crowd.”
Lincolnshire Police spokesman Tony Diggins said: “Police attended and we actually came under attack by members of the crowd who were gathering to set up an illegal rave.
“As a consequence, four police officers were injured, two of them serious but not life-threatening, and a police dog was also injured.”
Three women from the Norfolk area were arrested at the scene.
Officers immediately began clearing the site of sound equipment and power generators. Mr Diggins said: “As a result, the majority of the people who were attending it have left.”
However, motorists were advised to steer clear of the roads surrounding the woods this morning while officers’ enquiries are completed.