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Police thwart plans for unlicensed music event in Polhill, Sevenoaks after officers seize equipment

An unlicensed music event was prevented by police following reports a large group of people planned to meet in Sevenoaks.

Officers were tipped-off yesterday that people had planned to meet at Polhill and were able to seize music equipment before the event started.

Patrols encountered large groups of people in the area. Stock picture
Patrols encountered large groups of people in the area. Stock picture

Officers received information at about 6.50pm yesterday evening that an event was being planned and local patrols encountered large groups of people in the area.

Following an investigation officers swiftly stopped the event being set up and seized music equipment before moving people on who had congregated.

Supt Simon Thompson from Kent Police said: "We appreciate that lockdown has been tough for everyone and over the long bank holiday weekend people may be tempted to attend these events but I must be clear that Kent is not open for unlicensed music events.

"As our officers have shown, we will move people on who come to Kent for this reason, seek to prosecute the organisers and seize equipment that they may bring with them.

"We want people to have fun and enjoy themselves but not at the expense of others in the community."

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