01 Jan 2019

Dyfed-Powys Police was made aware of a large gathering at a location near Tregaron  at around 11pm on Monday December 31. Officers swiftly attended the area, where the gathering was well underway.

The number of people involved and the safety aspects surrounding breaking up the event meant that a multi-agency decision was made to disrupt and stop entry of any further vehicles or people.

A police presence has been maintained throughout the night and will continue into January 1, as officers work to minimise disruption to the local community. Officers are liaising with concerned residents in the area.

Chief Inspector Amanda Diggens said: “This type of event causes considerable anxiety and distress to the community, and we would like to assure people in the area that appropriate action is being taken to disrupt and deal with this event, and we will investigate any criminal offences discovered.

“We would also like to inform potential attendees that if they attempt to travel to the area they will be turned away.”

Dai Rees, Land Management Team Leader from Natural Resources Wales said: “Our forests and countryside should be available for everyone to enjoy, but illegal raves cause damage to the environment and ruin it for other people.

“Often we find large amounts of litter left behind, and in this case we can see a number of bonfires burning so a significant clean-up operation will follow to make sure the area is safe for people to use.

“In the meantime, please follow the advice of Dyfed-Powys Police and stay clear of the area.”