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Coronavirus UK: Hundreds of young people pack into all-night illegal warehouse rave in London

Hundreds of young people packed into an all-night illegal warehouse rave in London on Saturday night, social media footage has revealed. 

Videos shared online showed a crowd of ravers ignore social distancing rules to stand shoulder-to-shoulder in a packed Barking venue in front of a live DJ.

Party-goers grinned for the camera and danced under strobe lighting in scenes that are likely to cause another spike in Covid-19 infections.

Many had their cameras out as they pumped their fists in the air in time to the music, in footage that has now sparked a police probe.

London is currently in Tier 2 to try to bring the spread of coronavirus under control. It means people living in different households are banned from meeting inside. 

A video shared online showed a crowd of ravers ignore social distancing rules to stand shoulder-to-shoulder in a packed Barking venue in front of a live DJ

MailOnline has approached Met Police for comment. 

Social media users took to Twitter to comment on the footage. Lee Smart said: 'Irresponsible bunch of c***s.' 

The Rave Vault account that shared the video on Instagram and Twitter said: 'London at it again last night.

'Beats provided by some big hitters.'

Darryl Lusardi said: 'Loved every moment.'

'Revolution is here,' added Luke.

Another person said: 'DOPE guys keep it going.'

Party-goers grinned for the camera and danced under strobe lighting in scenes that are likely to cause another spike in Covid-19 infections

Social media users took to Twitter to comment on the footage. Lee Smart said: 'Irresponsible bunch of c***s'

Some abused a woman for reporting the incident to the Met Police on Twitter, calling her a 'snitch'.

A raver added: 'First rule of secret policeman's ball is don't tell, yet here they are.'

In a now deleted Twitter post, people also shared Covid-19 conspiracy theories.

It comes as cops shut down another illegal rave in Stanmer Park, Brighton, at about 2.30am on Sunday, dispersing some 200 party-goers.

Cops warn that organisers of illegal raves can be fined £10,000 for breaking Covid-19 restrictions.

As of Sunday, there had been more than 870,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus so far in the UK and nearly 45,000 deaths.

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