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Police issue warning to organisers after social media rumours of an illegal rave at derelict hospital

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Apr 13th, 2017.

Police have issued a warning after social media claims that an illegal rave is being planned at a derelict hospital site in Denbighshire.

Sgt Neil Stringfellow said;

We been made aware of rumours circulating on social media of a planned illegal “rave” at the former North Wales Hospital in Denbigh on 22nd-23rd April.

To reassure local residents we will have officers patrolling the location this weekend and next to deter anyone from gathering illegally.

I have posted a message to the organisers warning them that they could face arrest or a summons.

I have also reminded them, and I would remind anyone thinking of attending, that they run the risk of serious injury at this unsafe, derelict site.

The floors, walls and roof areas are in a state of collapse and the site has been subject to regular arson incidents, weakening the structures further. The building also contains asbestos.

My strong advice is not to attend any such gathering. We will be out and about and we will deal firmly with any illegal activity.”

North Wales Hospital known locally as the Denbigh Asylum is a Grade II listed building.

Once a hospital for up to 200 people with psychiatric illnesses, by the early 1900s it housed around 1,500 patients.

The former asylum in failed to sell at auction last year after its £2.25m reserve price was not met.

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