We're aware of reports of an unlicensed music event (rave) in the Gwyddon valley, Abercarn.
We received calls reporting that loud music could be heard coming from Gwyddon valley, Abercarn, in the early hours of Sunday 10 July.
Officers are currently in attendance, liaising with those at the site.
Superintendent Vicki Townsend said:
"In line with existing powers, and to ensure the safety of those going to unlicensed music events, and those in the vicinity, officers can close the event to prevent any escalation, seize equipment and prosecute organisers.
"We've now served a section 63 notice to those in the area, directing them to leave.
"Raves can cause serious disruption to nearby residents, pose risks to those in attendance, and will not be tolerated.
"As our officers continue to deal with the incident, and as people leave the site, we're asking the wider community to avoid the area wherever possible to avoid a build-up of traffic."
Unlicensed music events/raves | knowing the signs
A rave, known also as an unlicensed music event, refers to a large group of people setting up a music system at a location to play loud music for an extended period of time.
There are several common signs that indicate a rave may be taking place.
These include: an unusual increase in road traffic; vehicles carrying sound equipment and large gatherings people late at night near to warehouses, open areas or abandoned buildings.
You may also notice social media activity advertising that a rave is due to take place and its suggested location.
If you notice any of these signs, or any other unusual activity, please notify us as soon as possible by calling 101, 999 in an emergency, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Alternatively, you can send a direct message to our Facebook or Twitter social media accounts.
Anyone who wishes to hold a music event should obtain a regulated entertainment licence from their local authority.
Signs that a rave may be taking place include:
• posters or messages on social media advertising a ‘rave’
• locks and chains on fields and private land being cut or tampered with
• unusual traffic activity - i.e. large convoys of cars on quieter/rural roads
• sound equipment and marquees or tents being set up
• power generators being hired and bought onto land/rural locations
• flattened or disturbed hedgerows
• loud music and sound checks in locations where this would not be expected.