Pictures released in connection to rave death

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Pictures released in connection to rave death
18th June 2014

Pictures have been released of seven people police want to speak to in connection with an illegal rave where a teenager died. Scotland Yard doesn’t believe that any of the men were involved in the death of Rio Andrew, who reportedly collapsed after drinking a cocktail of beer and Ketamine. 

The 15-year-old had gone to the illegal rave, held at a disused sorting office in Cherry Orchard Road in Croydon on Saturday.
He died two days later after falling ill at the event, which was attended by about 2,000 people.

A 19-year-old remains in hospital after also falling ill at the rave. 
Police believe the men featured in CCTV images may hold key information about disorder that happened during and after the rave.
Commander Simon Letchford said: "The behaviour of some of those attending this illegal rave and the direct attacks on officers who were there to maintain public safety is completely unacceptable.

“We will identify all those responsible and bring them to justice."
A total of 14 people have been arrested in connection with the event, nine of whom were arrested during the event.

Two men have been charged with violent disorder and drugs offences.
A 47-year-old man and a 30-year-old man were given adult cautions for possession of class A drugs.

Three men were arrested on suspicion of money laundering, a 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and a 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage. All five have been bailed pending further enquiries.

Police made five further arrests today for handling stolen goods and criminal damage offences in connection with the investigation. The five men all currently remain in police custody.

Call 101 or 0800 555 111 anonymously with information. 

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