Nine charged over rave violence
Officers were attacked with broken bottles and scaffold poles
Nine men have been charged with violent disorder in connection with a disturbance at a rave in Essex in which 64 police officers were injured.
Officers were attacked with broken bottles and scaffold poles in clashes with revellers in Great Chesterford, near Saffron Walden, in August 2006.
The men, who are aged between 18 and 40, are from Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.
They will appear before Chelmsford magistrates on Friday 14 March.
More than 600 people had turned up for the rave and when police tried to break it up violence erupted.
One police officer lost a finger which was cut off during the scuffles.
Dear Drugs-Forum readers: We are a small non-profit that runs one of the most read drug information & addiction help websites in the world. We serve over 4 million readers per month, and have costs like all popular websites: servers, hosting, licenses and software. To protect our independence we do not run ads. We take no government funds. We run on donations which average $25. If everyone reading this would donate $5 then this fund raiser would be done in an hour. If Drugs-Forum is useful to you, take one minute to keep it online another year by donating whatever you can today. Donations are currently not sufficient to pay our bills and keep the site up. Your help is most welcome. Thank you.