200 People Have Stupid Party on Railway Tracks

By Gary Cutlack on at

A group of around 200 people decided to have a party in an old railway siding, which was probably fine if perhaps a bit vulnerable to being called off due to the weather. The problem was, as more people turned up they ran out of space -- forcing some partiers to spread out and start dancing about on actual live train lines.

The CCTV footage shows the gathering -- at innocent-sounding Newton St Loe, near Bath -- with a van in attendance, and appears to have been taken from a helicopter. Quite the waste of resources. And it wasn't the only dance-based incident that night either, as the same police force also had to get rid of up to 100 people who'd gathered in Oldbury-on-Severn to have a similar party. What is it with people in sleepy villages going mad for all-night outdoor dance parties?

Local police super Chris Weigold said: "It is always challenging to manage large numbers of people in the dark, in the rain and in the mud especially near railway lines or close to the seashore but on this occasion we were able to act swiftly on the information provided by residents, to stop the disturbance promptly."

They were all gone by 6:00am. [Avon and Somerset Constabulary via Telegraph]

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