Police stop illegal rave on Salisbury Plain

Police stop illegal rave on Salisbury Plain

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 7:20pm 12th January 2020. (Updated at 8:49pm 12th January 2020)

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Officer were called to the location near the village of Erlestoke earlier today.

Officers from Amesbury and MOD officers were among those who tackled anti-social behaviour and vehicle offences following a report of an illegal music event overnight.


Two people were arrested on drug related charges while two vehicles were also seized.

    • 1 person arrested on suspicion of possession of cannabis
    • 1 person arrested on suspicion of driving over the legal limit of cocaine.
    • 1 vehicle seized for no insurance
    • 1 vehicle seized for no tax
    • 1 ticket issued for driving otherwise than on a road
    • 1 section 59 warning issued ( using a vehicle in a manner which causes alarm,distress or annoyance.
Illegal rave near Erlestoke
Officers also seized drugs.

Wiltshire Police say throughout the day over 50 vehicles were stopped and numerous vehicles and people searched.

Illegal rave Erlestoke
A number of vehicles were stopped.


Amesbury Police hope it deter others from holding similar events.

This was great teamwork by officers and hopefully will go to show that we will not tolerate this behaviour in our area. Lots of people that choose to attend this event were heavily intoxicated and under the influence of illegal drugs.

We wish to serve this as a strong warning to people organising and attending these events that we will clamp down on this and where possible arrests WILL be made."

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