Revellers were forced to flee a party in terror after a man wielding an axe tried to attack them.
Some people were injured after the man smashed his way into the rave in the early hours of Saturday.So, was it a party, or a rave?
Were you at the party? Call the newsdesk on 01273 544519, email firstname.lastname@example.org or leave your comments below.And they do…
First up, it’s the curiously unsympathetic:
Reporter1, Brighton says...This brings a furious denunciation of those squares who object to being woken up:
The axeman was probably driven mad by the music whilst trying to sleep!
One mans music is another insomnia.
Cannot say I blame him. Perhaps there should be more done to stop the noise?
eldiablo, Brighton says...Opinions on the ‘charity vs illegal rave’ status clearly differ:
if anyone was kept up all night, why were there no noise complaints, indeed no complaints at all, before this incident happened? this was a private party with live bands, held to raise money for charity, not a noisy rave
Robert-Dobbs III, Brighton says...And then the police haters turn up:
This was an illegal party not a private party or charity event! The building (Vantage Point) is not disused, it has many businesses renting office space & residential flats above & opposite!! The building was broken into for the party, and music so loud it was shaking the building, many of the party goers were violent towards the police when they turned up. As for complaining same thing happened last summer & it took three days to get the party stopped & squatters evicted!
ShanFan101, Lewes says...Oh, poor darling! No-one thought to send the psychic police, then? The ones who can differentiate between the innocent and the guilty at a glance?
If so many people are ticked off about the noise on Saturday, they could've complained, but the axeman, only became violent when he was refused entry because of who he was, and who he associates with. The whole night had a brilliant, positive vibe, and the party was meant to be a private fundraiser with live bands and djs. When it turned violent, people did get hurt, and people are still traumatized. Although when the police turned up, they were very much needed to help sort out the chaos, they used unnecessary force against people who were only trying to get out of the building and to safety. This was probably one of the scariest nights of my life.
CathySplathy, Brighton says...Which prompts the obvious retort:
Oh wow, so people really were hurt.
This is sad, I hope to see some proper news coverage of it tomorrow. One of the most distressing things is the not knowing.
Yes I did speak to a guy running up the hill past us who said he had got out through the window that the man came through. However the police shoved him to the floor questioning him about being there. He told them he was just trying to escape. - He said police were doing that to everyone they could get their hand on. Shoving faces into the pavement repeatedly.
AmboGuy, Brighton says...Others seem keener to hear those claims of a ‘charity event’ backed up with some evidence:
Maybe that's because they wanted to speak to them about the tresspassing and illegal rave love??
JHunty, Brighton says...Sadly, answers aren’t forthcoming…
So come on then tell us, what was the charity that benefited from this event? Was it a registered charity? Please do tell us because you all seem quite keen to avoid telling anyone who this event was organised by and for.
But it's amazing how the comments are sometimes a lot more informative than the article, isn't it?