TWO more people have been arrested in connection with an illegal rave in Somerset last summer.

The gathering took place at the former Charmy Down airfield, near Bath, overnight between July 18 and 19, in breach of Covid-19 restrictions.

Now, a 22-year-old man from Bridgwater and a 33-year-old man from Clevedon have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause a public nuisance.

Both have been released under investigation so further enquiries can take place.

Last summer's rave at the former airfield saw an estimated 3,000 party goers gather, with people as far away as Bristol complaining they had been kept awake by the disturbance.

"This brings the total number of people arrested in connection with this investigation to 12, with three others interviewed voluntarily," said a police spokesperson.

"The event caused widespread disruption on the night of July 18 into the following day.

"Enquiries are ongoing and we are still appealing for anyone with information which could assist our inquiry to contact us on 101, giving the call handler the reference number 5220160383.

"We also want to continue to urge the public to look out for the signs of unlicensed music events setting up, so we can stop these events before they start."

The spokesperson said signs can include:

promotion on social media

vans unloading sound equipment

more and more people gathering

If you see anything suspicious, people should call 101 with as much information as possible about the people and vehicles involved.

Officers especially urge farmers and landowners (urban or rural) to review their security measures. They can contact neighbourhood policing teams for advice on 101.