Letter: Police beat out of time with rave laws

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Sir: While I sympathise with Party Pooper's discomfiture as a result of a local rave, I cannot agree with her conclusion ('Dear Raver', 1 August).

As she mentioned in her letter, the police had received numerous complaints and admitted that an offence was being committed. Unfortunately, due to a lack of manpower, they could do nothing about it at the time. The problem, therefore, lies in enforcing existing law rather than the imposition of a new one.

The imposition of a draconian new law will not solve the problems of chronic under-funding which has been experienced by the police and other services under recent governments.

Yours faithfully,



2 August