PEOPLE throughout Somerset are being asked to report any signs of rave parties being set up in the county this weekend.

Police fear there could be plans for illegal parties in parts of the Avon and Somerset force area.

They say informing the force of any large gatherings will help save lives with the spread of Covid-19 still a huge risk.

A constabulary spokesman said: "With warm weather on the cards this weekend, we are calling on communities to keep an eye out for signs of illegal raves being set up in their local area and to report them to us if they do.

"If you see raves being advertised on social media, a sound system being set up in your street, or a small gathering of people gradually getting larger, we urge you to report these to us by calling 101 immediately.

"Your voice will be heard and you will be helping us save lives by coming forwards and reporting this to us."