By James Robinson for MailOnline
Published: 07:35 BST, 2 August 2020 | Updated: 14:58 BST, 2 August 2020
Police are this morning in a battle to shut down an illegal rave in a well-known Beauty spot after a 'large' number of lockdown revellers gathered last night.
Officers say it will likely take 'some time' to disperse the unlicensed party, which took place overnight in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire.
People are being advised to avoid the Beauty spot, one of the surviving ancient woodlands of England, while police attempt to disperse revellers.
Gloucestershire Constabulary said in a tweet: 'Police are currently in the Forest of Dean near to Speculation Car Park dispersing a rave.
'People are advised not to attend the area due to safety and Covid risks.'
Officers say it will likely take 'some time' to disperse the unlicensed party, which took place overnight in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire
They added it would 'likely take some time' to resolve the incident.
A Gloucestershire Constabulary spokesman said the operation had been 'relatively successful' and was 'coming to a close'.
No arrests have yet been made, though details of any arrests are expected to be released later today.
Gatherings of more than 30 people are still banned in England under the