Police have broken up an illegal rave in a west Suffolk village. 

Officers were called to the event in Barton Mills, near Mildenhall, at about 2.15am on Sunday after receiving reports of a gathering at a farm in the village.

It was initially reported that more than 200 people were present, with about 80 to 100 vehicles. 

About 150 people and 50 vehicles remained at the unlicenced music event as of 12pm on Sunday.

A spokesman for Suffolk police said: "Officers are working to close the event down in a safe and controlled manner and have directed those present to leave the site under a direction of Section 63 of the Criminal Justice & Public Order Act 1994."

The ambulance service was also called after reports that a woman had been injured. 

Superintendent Matt Carney said: "We have deployed a number of resources to the scene including a drone unit, dogs and specially trained public order officers who are experienced in dealing with this type of event.

"From our initial enquiries it is clear this is a planned event which was intended to go on well into this afternoon. We are working to close the event down in a controlled manner, taking the safety of those in attendance and our officers into account. Due to the number of people present, additional policing resources are needed to facilitate this process.

"We will work to identify organisers, seize equipment, deal with any criminal offences and impose penalties where evidence is available.”