A PLANNED rave has been quashed after the authorities were tipped-off about the event.

Police officers in Hyndburn were made aware of a plan to hold a rave within a mill in Hyndburn on Saturday.

As such, they were able to contact the person believed to be responsible for planning the rave to ensure the event’s cancellation.

Those found responsible for organising events such as raves, which would see a large number of people gathering in one place, can be fined up to £10,000.

A spokesman said: “This would be a serious breach of COVID guidelines and would not only endanger the persons attending but also as a result of them attending, their immediate friends and family too.

“As such the organiser of the said event has been contacted and the event cancelled. Failure to do so could have resulted in a £10,000 fine under new Government guidelines and fines for all those attending for breach of COVID regulations.

“Our aim is to Engage, Explain , Encourage and only if necessary Enforce. However, in this instance enforcement would have been the result due to the sheer recklessness of the event.

“The policing team will be continuing to monitor the situation.”

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