Police raid illegal rave at abandoned Toys R Us store

Five people were arrested.

Police were recently called to an abandoned Toys R Us store, after hundreds of people staged a massive Easter Weekend rave inside the shop.

The “unlicensed music event” was held at the closed down store in Hounslow, West London on Saturday March 31.

Posting on Twitter, Hounslow MPS shared a photo of a Toys R’Us sign, which had been daubed in graffiti so it read “Raves R Us”.


Officers arrested five people and seized a soundsystem on the scene, at Hounslow’s Bull’s Bridge Industrial Estate.

#ResponseTeamC and #ResponseTeamB have disrupted an unlicensed music event in #Hounslow and five arrests made”, Hounslow Police wrote on Twitter.

“Police have closed down an unlicensed music event on Bull’s Bridge Industrial Estate, Hayes Road, UB2. Sound system has been seized and several arrests made. Do not travel to this area as all attendees and ticket holders are being turned away.”

The incident comes after the once popular toy company went into administration in February, with all 100 UK stores expected to close by the end of this month.

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