Probe launched into rave at picturesque farm

Land behind Kenyon Hall Farm, Croft, near Lowton - it is thought this was the scene of an all-night rave

Land behind Kenyon Hall Farm, Croft, near Lowton - it is thought this was the scene of an all-night rave

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A FARMHOUSE is under investigation after furious neighbours were kept awake by an all-night rave.

Angry Lowton homeowners have spoken out after beauty spot Kenyon Hall Farm was the site of an “horrendous” party to which hundreds of youths swarmed, disturbing residents on Saturday night.

I live on the street parallel to Kenyon Hall Farm and I could hear the music so loud more than 100 acres away. It kept the whole of Lowton awake, everybody streets away from the farm has been talking about it

Lowton resident

The business is well known throughout the area for beautiful sceneries, farm shop, cafe, special events, delicious fruit picking and much more.

Now both police and local authorities are investigating the farmhouse incident due to scores of complaints from residents.

A furious neighbour, who wishes to remain anonymous, said she didn’t get a wink of sleep due to the nocturnal antics.

She added: “I live on the street parallel to Kenyon Hall Farm and I could hear the music so loud more than 100 acres away. It kept the whole of Lowton awake, everybody streets away from the farm has been talking about it; it was horrendous. I ended up walking up there at 4am because I couldn’t sleep and saw youths milling around everywhere all over the fields and roads. It wasn’t just the noise pollution, the health and safety aspect just went out of the window.”

But the owner of Kenyon Hall Farm, Tod Bulmer, has spoken out to stress that he had nothing to do with Saturday night’s events.

He said: “I’m in my 60s so not sure of the terms these days but apparently there was a rave on one of my fields at the back. I didn’t know anything about it until I saw some youths leaving early on Sunday morning. I didn’t even hear anything throughout the night, the wind must have been blowing the other way.

“I have been in touch with both Greater Manchester Police and Cheshire Police, as the farm falls on the border, and they are investigating. I gather some people from Lowton have been getting frustrated about the events on Saturday night and thought it was us who had organised it. But I can categorically say that my wife and I knew nothing about it and I would be very please that if anybody has any information of heard anything of this again then to please contact either me or the police.

“I don’t want this to ever happen again and will do everything I can to put a stop to it. I gather it would have been organised via the internet and through Facebook and therefore these people will just invite whoever they want to and it’s almost impossible to stop it. It is completely wrong and I am just as annoyed as everybody else.”

A Warrington Council spokesperson added: “We are currently investigating if a breach of licence has taken place.”