Police have confirmed that nine people were arrested during an illegal 1000 person Coronation rave. 

North Yorkshire Police arrested nine people, all men aged in their 20s and 30s, and seized several vans full of music equipment after attending the unlicensed event in Stillingfleet, between York and Selby, on Saturday.

Officers said they received reports of loud music, drug use and disorder, while drones were also deployed to the scene.

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Villagers in Stillingfleet said the event sounded 'like Leeds Festival' and they have been unable to sleep, with police also saying the event caused 'huge distress and disruption'.

Around 1,000 people are said to have attended the illegal rave, travelling from as far as Brighton and London

Another resident claimed she witnessed drink and drug driving.

A significant number of police officers attended the scene on Saturday, while a drone was also deployed

A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: 'Officers on scene at suspected illegal rave. Police officers were in attendance following reports of an illegal rave involving loud music, drug use and disorder in the Stillingfleet area overnight.

'Events such as these cause huge distress and disruption to the local community, and also put attendees themselves at risk.

'Significant number of officers are deploying to the scene, including police drone pilots.

'Any illegal activity identified will be dealt with robustly. We're grateful to local residents for their patience while we work to resolve this incident.'