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Woman speaks of shock over all-night party
10:20pm Thursday 20th September 2012 in News
A DOG walker has described the intimidating scene of carnage she encountered on an early morning walk in Pershore after she discovered the aftermath of an all-night rave.
The woman was walking with two friends through a peaceful Tiddesley Wood at about 7.30am on Sunday when they came to a clearing to discover people strewn across the ground which was littered with empty beer bottles and scattered with drugs paraphernalia.
Your Worcester News reported on Tuesday that more than 100 people met up at the beauty spot for an illicit all-night rave which began on Saturday evening.
Revellers were seen chasing livestock, there was a generator and DJ on site, bench posts and a wooden walkway had been ripped from the ground and used as firewood and there was damage to information boards.
The woman said: “There were people rolling around in the car park and a big fire when I arrived.
“They had set fire to the benches and other bits of wood on the site.
“There was litter thrown everywhere, broken bottles, beer cans and lots of other rubbish.
“It was an extremely intimidating thing to come across when you are just taking a quiet early morning walk.
“There was lots of music from cars and the party was still going on around the time I got there. There were people sniffing something out of tin foil and there was clear evidence of drug use. It wasn’t just kids.
“The people were a mix of ages, I would say about 18 to 30. A lot of them had come on foot and walked up to Pershore to catch buses from the centre of town on Sunday morning.”
The incident has stunned the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust which has been left with a £300 repair bill.
Police were called by the dog walkers on Sunday morning and are investigating the incident.
“Anyone who hears or sees anything like this should get in touch with police immediately,” said a spokesman.
Anyone with information can call police on 0300 3333000 quoting 152-S-160912 or the trust on 01905 754919.