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Yes there is something that the police can do.  However, each police force will have different policy on how it deals with raves. Please contact your local police and supply them with details of the rave and they will then take the appropriate action.

A rave is defined by the Oxford English dictionary as 'an illicit party or event, with dancing especially to fast electronic popular music'.

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