Police today released photographs of 38 people they are trying to trace three weeks after breaking up an illegal rave where up to 700 people had gathered.
Officers were injured after being pelted with lit spray cans and bottles as they arrived to disperse the Halloween event at a warehouse in Yate, near Bristol.
Avon and Somerset Police also released dramatic bodycam footage today showing the hostile crowd counting down from ten before charging at officers.
Police were heard shouting ‘get back or batons will be used’ before being attacked by the ravers as they continued to shout ‘get back, get back, get back’.
Officers had initially arrived at the warehouse at 10.42pm on October 31 and issued a dispersal notice, but the crowd continued to grow and officers were forced back.
Two of the 38 people Avon and Somerset Police are trying to trace following an illegal rave
Police released these photographs three weeks after the illegal rave in Yate, near Bristol
Detectives are trying to trace the people after the rave where up to 700 people had gathered Avon and Somerset Police officers arrived to disperse the Halloween event at a warehouse
Officers had initially arrived at the warehouse in Yate, near Bristol, at 10.42pm on October 31
They eventually put in place a secure cordon by 4am. Three weeks on, 12 people have been arrested and two organisers have received £10,000 fixed penalty notices.
But police are still hunting to identify dozens of people at the party, and are now seeking the public’s help to identify 38 people in connection with their investigation.
Detectives said there were missiles thrown, bottles, punches, kicks and fireworks fired at officers, which they described as ‘significant violence’.
The rave happened on the night that Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that England would be going back into a full national lockdown five days later.
Detective Superintendent Lisa Simpson said: ‘This event came while gatherings of more than 30 people were illegal and as the country was digesting news of national restrictions soon to be introduced.
Police today released photographs of people they are trying to trace following the incident Officers issued a dispersal notice after they arrived in Yate, but the crowd continued to grow Police are still hunting to identify dozens of people at the party and released these images
Officers are seeking the public’s help to identify 38 people in connection with their probe