Londoners have today flocked to a Kent beach for an illegal rave.
Greatstone beach in Romney Marsh is currently packed with hundreds of people for the unofficial event.
Police are on patrol, and have been all evening after the event started around 3.30pm this afternoon (Sunday, August 9).
The event comes after an earlier one along Camber Sands in East Sussex was foiled. But it is thought the same organisers have moved to Greatstone, as reported by KentLive.
The foiled plan was described as “private” with no alcohol or food being sold. However it also states the first release of “coach tickets have sold out”.
However, Rother Police confirmed permission to hold the event was not granted and officers would be monitoring any large gatherings.
A tourist on the Kent beach got in touch with us to tell us there were a number of people from London also in attendance and there are huge groups there.
MyLondon was told by a beachgoer: “Im at New Romney, and it appears more people from Croydon/London are arriving via car this evening.
“There’s huge groups of people on one part of the beach and they’re blocking roads, it’s normally a very quiet area.
“There’s a lot of Kent Police with their riot vans.”
A spokesman for Kent Police said: “Kent Police is aware that a large group of people attended the Greatstone beach area at around 3.30pm on Sunday 9 August 2020.
“Officers are engaging with those in attendance and reminding them of the latest government advice around social distancing while also encouraging them to take personal responsibility for adhering to it.
“Officers will remain in the area as part of their patrols.”