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Missiles thrown at police at rave

Officers said they received a "hostile" response at the warehouse

Police were pelted with missiles when they tried to break up an illegal rave at a disused warehouse in Suffolk.

Officers and two police helicopters had been called to the event late on Saturday night in Homefield Road, Haverhill. No one was injured.

More 200 people were at the warehouse, which was cleared by 0720 GMT.

Three men from Hertfordshire and one of no fixed address have been arrested on suspicion of being involved in the organisation of an illegal rave.

A notice to close down the event was served at 0140 GMT and officers contained the area.

'Nuisance to residents'

Police said they were due to question a 22-year-old man from Baldock, two men, aged 22 and 25, from Letchworth, and a 19-year-old man of no fixed address.

The teenager has also been arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug.

Supt Debbie Griffiths said: "Missiles were thrown at officers and it is fortunate that no one was injured by any of them.

"The warehouse was damaged and the rave caused some nuisance to residents and businesses in the area through noise and disruption.

"Inquiries are ongoing and officers will be working at the warehouse to examine the scene and seize equipment."

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