St Austell illegal rave develops into riot...

Police have retreated to a safe distance after being pelted with rocks and sticks at the ‘travellers’ rave site near St Austell, Cornwall.

The unlicensed party – nothing to do with the Megadog-organised festival in St Austell – has attracted a few hundred revellers at a camp site.

There are now fires blazing after a pitched battle with police during which time CS gas was used. More details from our reporters in Cornwall as they develop.