An illegal rave has taken place just days after a man was shot following a large gathering in Mitcham.

Pictures and videos show hundreds of people crowded on the field next to Cannons Leisure Centre last night (June 25).

The rave was first documented at around 11.00 pm and was believed to still be in full swing till the early hours of this morning.

Party-goers were seen parking their cars which tailed back along the A236 on Commonside West.

See more: Man shot after large gathering in Mitcham

Thousands across the UK have been caught participating in illegal raves in, Brixton, Notting Hill, Tottenham, Birmingham and Hove.

The scenes follow after night clubs continue to be closed due to the UK lockdown.

See more: Dozens of police injured in large unlicensed music event in Brixton

Chief executive of the Night Time Industries Association (NTIA), Mr Kill says the uplift in illegal raves is due to millennials being "socially starved".

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On Sunday, June 21, Chief Superintendent, Sally Benatar, from the South West Basic Command Unit, announced South West had secured additional policing powers due to large gatherings on the weekend.

"Its been a busy weekend across south west London with a number of unlicensed music events and groups of people gathering in parks and open spaces, which, in some cases, led to crime and anti-social behaviour."

She said: “We are still in the midst of a pandemic and we are trying our hardest to keep everyone safe.

"A large number of people have continued to put themselves and others at risk by gathering in large groups.

“We have listened to the concerns residents have raised through social media as well as local councillors and MPs.

"We are working hard to address them and will continue to work with communities.

"Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have put a flexible policing plan in place to anticipate and respond to calls for our assistance.

"This is reviewed regularly as our circumstances and the picture changes. We are continuing to work on a plan for the coming days and weeks, together with our partners.”