Teenager dies after being taken ill at illegal rave

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Teenager dies after being taken ill at illegal rave
17th June 2014

A school boy has died after being taken ill at an illegal rave which saw seven other people taken to hospital.

A post mortem examination is set to be carried out to find out how the 15-year-old died yesterday following the rave in East Croydon. 

A 19-year-old also remains in hospital in a stable condition while six other people taken ill at the same party have been discharged. 

Hundreds of revellers took over a disused sorting office in Cherry Orchard Road on Saturday night. Police put up a cordon after noticing the party during a routine patrol.

The rave turned violent when party-goers started hurtling furniture at police, smashing the window of a police car. 

Cordons were placed around the building but officers couldn’t get inside to shut down the noisy rave until 8.30am the following morning.

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 yesterday for handling stolen goods and criminal damage offences in connection with the investigation. 

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