One person was arrested as police moved to break up an illegal raid planned for near a reservoir in Powys on Sunday morning.

Dyfed-Powys Police have confirmed that they broke up a planned illegal rave at the Usk reservoir near Brecon in the early hours of Sunday morning (March 24).

According to the police they were alerted to a suspicious number of vehicles travelling to the area and found a large number of people there ready to attend the event.

A special measure was issued by the Chief Superintendent which allowed officers to set up checkpoints around the area to intercept vehicles trying to attend.

Police also confirmed that one person was arrested on suspicion of drug driving and was later released under investigation.


A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police said: “Dyfed-Powys Police received reports of suspicious vehicles in the area of Usk Reservoir at about 11.15pm on Saturday, 23 March.

"Officers immediately attended the area and found a large group/number of people had travelled to the site for an illegal rave.

"Overnight, an authority under Section 63 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 was granted by the duty Chief Superintendent.

"This has allowed Dyfed-Powys Police officers to set up vehicle check points within a five-mile radius of the scene in accordance with Section 65 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.

"Due to the early notification and police attendance, the illegal rave was unable to escalate and has since dispersed without causing impact on the local community.

"A male, aged 24, was arrested on suspicion of drug driving. He has been released under investigation.”