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Man banned from organising raves
A 22-year-old has been banned from organising illegal raves in Oxfordshire by an anti-social behaviour order.

James Christopher McKenzie, of Long Hide, near Princes Risborough in Bucks, is the second man to be banned from holding raves by Thames Valley Police.

The order lasts for two years and also stops him from performing at the raves.

Such illegal parties have been an ongoing problem around rural Oxfordshire, and particularly around The Ridgeway, police said.

Pc Jimmy May said: "This is the second Asbo of this nature in Oxfordshire and is still only the second in the country.

"The first Asbo, earlier this year, was also for rave organising in Oxfordshire and has been extremely successful.

"The man who was given the order has not breached his Asbo at all and tells us when he is taking part in legal and legitimate events."

"Communities have suffered long enough with illegal raves and securing this second Asbo makes it quite clear that we will not be soft targets for rave organisers."




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