Published Wednesday, 02 July 2014
PSNI Newry warned against going to the illegal rave on Facebook. (© PSNI Newry & Mourne)
The event was publicised on social media, but officers moved to prevent young people from attending with a stern Facebook message about the possible consequences.
"By attending, you face having your details passed to the land owner for pursuing a civil trespass against you, being reported or arrested for public order offences, and being reported to Newry & Mourne District Council for drinking in a public place," police said.
While more than 100 people 'liked' the post, others commented with negative comments about the police - including claims they were just "ruining everyone's summer".
Seriously, WISE UP.
PSNI Newry & Mourne
That sparked a firm response from PSNI Newry about the "maturity level" of those people who did not recognise the dangers of such a gathering where the ground is known to be unstable.
"Seriously, we have ruined every young person's summer in the whole world ever by telling you not to go to an unlicensed, unregulated carry on in a field in the middle of the countryside which just happens to be close to a quarry, how mean are we?" came the retort.
"Perhaps your summer would be better if we let this go ahead and you go so off your face on drink and drugs that somehow you thought it was a good idea to try and fly off the cliff edge into the quarry ... Whose summer would that make so much better?"
The PSNI added: "Or better still, how good would the summer be if you were searched going to this and we found your stash of drugs, then we took you to court and you got a conviction for drugs offences and maybe a prison sentence?"
The response received twice as many 'likes' as the original warning.
That's them told.
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