Ravers who attended an epic New Year’s Eve party in an old factory returned the next day to clean up their rubbish.
More than 1,000 people showed up to the party at the former ETM factory in Talywain, near Pontypool in Torfaen, and spent the next 12 hours celebrating the new year.
Some people were even spotted arriving at the site on the morning of New Year’s Day ready to party.
But police had to eventually be called after the noise was heard from residents as far as five miles away.
A 22-year-old man from Hampshire has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and has been released under investigation.
Now, a video posted on Facebook shows a crowd of concerned ravers returning to the site on Farm Road near Pontypool the following day to pick up litter.
Jesse Jones, 20, from Pontypool, was driving down the lane on January 2 when he saw around 100 people with bin bags picking up rubbish.
He said: ‘I was basically driving past with my uncles and we saw them out in the pouring rain with all their hair really wet. They didn’t fail to
look at us and smile and wave.’
They all looked so happy we drove off for around about five minutes and we just had to turn around to film it.’
The footage has been viewed more than 26,000 times.
Speaking at the time people living nearby said they were left unable to sleep because of the rave at the Grade II-listed building.
Garndiffaith resident Angela Williams said: ‘I don’t know how they managed to find the location.
‘It kept me awake all night – the bass is having an effect all around the area.’
The mother-of-one added: ‘There are cars everywhere – it’s grid locked. There are people sleeping in their cars and urinating in people’s gardens.
‘My neighbour’s dogs have been going nuts because of the fireworks at three or four in the morning.’
Resident Michelle Mead said: ‘I live a mile from the site and it woke me up several times in the night. I thought it was a car starting to begin with.
The fireworks at 5am and 6.30am were not good for my dog either.’
A spokesperson for Gwent Police said: ‘At approximately 1am on Monday January 1 we received reports of a large gathering taking place at the former British Works ETM Steel site on Farm Road in Talywain.
‘Officers attended and as reported previously, found a significant number of persons present attending a musical event.
‘Officers worked throughout the night and morning to try and prevent additional persons attending, to bring the event to a peaceful end as well as obtaining evidence for the investigation post event.
‘We are obviously aware of the disruption caused for residents and will be working with the property owners to try and prevent a repeat of a similar event.
‘So far, one 22 year old man from Hampshire has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and has been released under investigation.’