Police broke up an illegal rave in a forest last night where more than 200 revellers had gathered to party on Super Saturday.
Officers cleared the crowds from a wooded area near Eston, Teesside, with the help of a police helicopter.
Cleveland Police scolded the revellers for heaping an unnecessary ‘burden’ on the NHS during the pandemic.
Superintendent Emily Harrison said: ‘This incident is unacceptable and we won’t tolerate illegal raves happening in Cleveland.
‘Raves like these pose potential safety concerns for those attending, they are illegal and attending such an event places an unnecessary burden on our NHS colleagues who have been working hard to try to keep us all safe during the ongoing pandemic.’
Officers cleared revellers (pictured) from a wooded area in Eston, near Teesside, last night
Officers also appealed to parents and guardians to check the ‘whereabouts of their children’
At 10pm last night, officers caught wind of the rave and took to Twitter to warn would-be rule-breakers ‘not to attend’ and ‘ask parents and guardians to check on the whereabouts of their children’.
A spokesman added: ‘Enquiries are ongoing and anyone found to be breaking the law will be dealt with appropriately.’
Video from the night, that appears to have been posted on Snapchat, shows a swarm of youngsters yelling as they brandish beer cans and bottles.
In one scene, a reveller is also seen falling to the ground. Cigarettes were also seen been smoked in the video.
At 10pm, they also told would-be law-breakers not to attend the late night rave