Police are continuing to crack down on unlicensed music events and illegal raves taking place across the county.

Over the weekend, Hertfordshire Constabulary disrupted at least two of these events as they continue to enforce government social distancing measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

In Berkhamsted, officers were called to reports of people gathering at around 10.30pm on Saturday (September 12) in Fieldway and Upper Hall Park.

Officers arrived at the scene and managed to disperse the event before it even began. Some equipment was also seized.

In Potters Bar, another event was also disrupted after officers heard reports of vehicles turning up at Northaw Road West at 10.35pm.

Chief Inspector Roy Stammers said: “In both instances we were able to respond quickly to allow us to effectively disperse those who had gathered and our investigations into the organisation of each event is ongoing.

“Not only are unlicensed raves illegal but in the current circumstances, they clearly breach the Government measures stating there must be no large gatherings in order to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

“I would like to thank those people who called us with information.”

Signs to spot such an event includes:

• Cropped bolts on gates

• Flattened or disturbed hedgerows

• People in vehicles stopping to look into a field

• People climbing over a fence or gate to look into a field

• Posters or social media messages advertising a large gathering

• Vehicles entering fields or open spaces

• People unloading sound equipment

Police are appealing that if anyone is aware of a planned unlicensed event such as a rave, they should contact police at herts.police.uk/contact or through the non-emergency number 101.