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Police in Surrey dispersed 500 people from inside an office block overnight on Saturday after an illegal rave broke out at a business park.

A ‘large number’ of officers and a helicopter were called to the scene in Dorking around midnight on Saturday before getting into a two-hour standoff with approximately 500 people inside.

Neighbours uploaded pictures of the party to Twitter where it was quickly branded the ‘worst rave ever’.

Surrey police were called to an office block in Dorking around midnight on Saturday after an illegal rave broke out inside

Surrey police were called to an office block in Dorking around midnight on Saturday after an illegal rave broke out inside

Surrey police were called to an office block in Dorking around midnight on Saturday after an illegal rave broke out inside

A neighbour who lives opposite, tweeted an image of a man standing in the windows of the brightly-lit office block around 1am.

She wrote: ‘We’ve got an illegal rave opposite our house. Crazy scenes…. #betterinthe90’s #worstraveever.’

Jessica Smith, who lives on the same road where the party was taking place, told Mail Online: ‘I noticed a large group of people hovering at the bottom of the road when I arrived home around 10.15 pm, then around midnight helicopters circling above the house woke us up.

‘We looked out the window and police had formed a human barricade at the end of the road and there were so many police cars. 

‘We’ve never seen so many people in one place before! Most exciting thing to ever happen in Dorking! 

A volunteer police officer going by the name of Special Sergeant Sam also got in on the action and couldn’t resist making a joke at the revelers’ expense.

‘Never thought I’d say I would be first on scene to a rave #dorking,’ he wrote, shortly after 3am.

Even police could not help getting in on the joke, with the first officer on scene calling it a 'so-called rave'

Even police could not help getting in on the joke, with the first officer on scene calling it a 'so-called rave'

Even police could not help getting in on the joke, with the first officer on scene calling it a ‘so-called rave’

Special Sergeant Sam, who responded to the incident, could not believe what was happening

Special Sergeant Sam, who responded to the incident, could not believe what was happening

Special Sergeant Sam, who responded to the incident, could not believe what was happening

‘Ended 12.5 hour shift after ending up dealing with large scale so called rave. 50+ officers on scene.’

Surrey police said no arrests have been made following the party, though sound equipment has been seized and investigations are ongoing.

One social media user claimed the party happened in the office of Care UK, England’s heath and social care watchdog, and the organisation does have an office close to the scene of the rave.

However, it is not clear if this is where the party actually took place, or why that venue was chosen.

Mail Online has contacted Care UK for more information, but did not receive a response by the time of publication. 

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