Law breakers get away with it
My partner and I stake claim to being the nearest residents to the rave referred to in the March 23 issue of The Biggleswade Comet – barely 100 yards from the weekend s entertainment. We have been in Sandy three and a half years, so we suffered the previo
My partner and I stake claim to being the nearest residents to the rave referred to in the March 23 issue of The Biggleswade Comet - barely 100 yards from the weekend's entertainment. We have been in Sandy three and a half years, so we suffered the previous rave as well.
We considered it pointless to call the police two years ago and again this time, as it seems all they have the power to do is ask them to stop if residents complain. Am I being thick, or is what they do breaking and entering, trespass, causing public nuisance, criminal damage, littering, etc. In short they are breaking the law on a pretty large scale in my view.
Whilst it has to be accepted that these raves are expertly organised and staged without those who should know, knowing, what annoys me about the event is the police could not find more than six officers to do anything more than monitor the situation and take number plate details. It lasted for 17 hours for heavens sake - surely that would have been enough time to find one or two more officers somewhere who could have been drafted in to do a bit more.
I am fairly confident that fellow residents would have been far happier to hear the sound of police sirens for an hour knowing something was being done to break up the 17 hours of noisy, illegal activity which ruined our weekend.
Ironically, we have just received our brown envelopes from the council, (do not start me on the state of the roads round here!).
NEIL HAYMAN, Brickhill Road, Sandy