MORE than 1,000 people turned up for a rave in a remote rural location over the weekend.

Police were alerted yesterday morning to reports of a rave across two fields at Wytch in Corfe Castle, near Wareham.

It is reported that in excess of 1,000 people have attended the event. A large number of vehicles have also been reported travelling through the area.

Police have now seized sound equipment and closed off roads around the site to secure it.

Residents as far as Wareham have said that they have been kept awake by the noise.

Simon Patterson, from Wareham, said: "It is a horrifying noise. You can hear it from miles and miles away and it's been keeping us up all weekend. It's still going on now.

"It is a huge gathering of people all listening to horrific Ibiza music and it's been going on all weekend.

"It's really really loud. I have a house full of 20 and 30 year olds and even they are horrified by all the noise."

Chief Inspector Andy Edwards, of Dorset Police, said: “We have received a significantly high number of calls overnight from concerned and upset residents who have had their sleep disturbed by the noise levels coming from the event. I would like to reassure them that we are fully aware of this unauthorised large gathering of people and we are monitoring the situation and taking steps to deal with it.

“Officers are at the scene making enquiries and this includes contact with the land owner.

“I would like to send a direct message to those at the event – you are trespassing, please leave and go home immediately.”

UPDATE: Purbeck Police have issued the following statement regarding the rave: "Re the ‘rave’ - we struggle to respond to comments as social media channels are run by operational officers who attend incidents.

"Officers remain at scene of the rave and are doing all they can to reduce the ongoing disruption and bring the incident to a safe conclusion."