Man and woman charged with assaulting emergency workers at Yate rave

February 18 2021
Man and woman charged with assaulting emergency workers at Yate rave

TWO people have been charged with assaulting emergency workers over the illegal rave in Yate last Halloween.

Alex Rodgers, 22 of Westward Ho! in Devon, has been charged with four counts of assaulting an emergency worker and obstructing police.

Amy Capel, 28 of Waltham Forest in London, has been charged with one count of assaulting an emergency worker and one of failure to leave the land when requested.

They are due to appear in court next month alongside two other people facing charges over the incident in a warehouse at the Stover Trading Estate, which was attended by up to 700 people.

The others are Nick Swanson, 24, of St George in Bristol, who has been charged with failure to leave the land when requested and a public order offence, and Aaron Fragel, 23 of Bovey Tracey in Devon, who has been charged with obstructing police, failure to leave the land when requested and a public order offence.

Earlier this month six people were sentenced for offences committed at the rave on October 31, including Josh Samson, 18, of Wylington Road, Frampton Cotterell.

He admitted obstructing police and failing to leave when requested and was fined £200, with a £34 victim surcharge and costs of £85.

A further 15 people have received fixed penalty notices for breaching COVID-19 regulations, including two men who received £10,000 fines.