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DJ Tim Westwood performed at illegal lockdown rave as police called to packed penthouse party for hundreds of guests

DJ Tim Westwood flouted lockdown rules to perform to hundreds of guests at an illegal rave on Saturday, The Sun can exclusively reveal.  

The 62-year-old radio presenter joined the ‘all-white penthouse party’ in Greenwich, South East London, to celebrate British rapper Sneakbo's 28th birthday.

Sneakbo uploaded a picture with Tim Westwood to Instagram
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Sneakbo uploaded a picture with Tim Westwood to InstagramCredit: Instagram
The packed gathering took place inside a flat in Greenwich, South East London
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The packed gathering took place inside a flat in Greenwich, South East London
The DJ is believed to have performed to hundreds of guests
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The DJ is believed to have performed to hundreds of guests
Cops were called to the illegal rave in the early hours of Sunday morning
Cops were called to the illegal rave in the early hours of Sunday morning

Westwood was filmed behind the decks at the illegal gathering which police were called to twice on Saturday night.

He posted several clips from the party from his Instagram account, showing hundreds of guests packed together with no social distancing in place. 

The Capital Xtra host also appeared in a snap uploaded to Sneakbo's Instagram and was filmed behind the decks on the night.

Current Government rules state no more than two households can socialise indoors with social distancing in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus.

'COMPLETELY EXPLODED'

Guests, who were invited to the party online, were told to wear “all white” and to message Sneakbo directly for the party's secret location. 

A source told The Sun Online: “It started as one of those all white parties but I'm pretty sure everyone just kind of turned up wearing what they wanted in the end.

“The police arrived at 11pm but nothing really happened and then it just completely exploded. 

“They came back at about 3.30am and tried to clear them out. There were hundreds of people. They had the riot police there as well.”

It’s the fact that it’s in the middle of a global pandemic, it doesn’t make any sense. It’s just absurd - it’s annoying for everyone in the block.

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A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police told the Sun Online the party was shut down at 4.30am and no arrests were made. 

The source added: “It’s the fact that it’s in the middle of a global pandemic, it doesn’t make any sense. It’s just absurd - it’s annoying for everyone in the block. 

“There are young families here and it’s a decent area."

Lewisham Police tweeted on Saturday: “We are aware of an unlicensed music event on Cyrus Field Street, SE10. Officers are in attendance and working to close it down. 

“There is a S35 dispersal zone in place giving officers power to move people on. These events are unsafe and dangerous, please do not attend.”

Sneakbo, whose real name is Agassi Babatunde Odusina, released his debut album Brixton in 2018 under the label Jetskiwave. 

He has worked with former BBC Radio 1 DJ Westwood in the past, with the radio presenter describing him as one of his favourite artists in a video on his YouTube channel.

Westwood has previously been accused of profiting from drill rap videos promoting gangland violence in London.

The DJ grew up in leafy Lowestoft, Suffolk, with dad Bill - the Bishop of Peterborough - and gained notoriety for his peculiar slang and use of pseudo-Jamaican Patois.

The Sun Online has approached Tim Westwood's team for comment.

Tim Westwood was pictured partying among the crowds
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Tim Westwood was pictured partying among the crowds
Social distancing rules were flouted at the gathering
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Social distancing rules were flouted at the gathering
The bash is believed to have taken place inside a penthouse apartment
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The bash is believed to have taken place inside a penthouse apartment
Sneakbo posted an invitation to the 'secret' party on Instagram
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Sneakbo posted an invitation to the 'secret' party on InstagramCredit: Instagram
Sneakbo was celebrating his 28th birthday on Saturday
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Sneakbo was celebrating his 28th birthday on SaturdayCredit: Instagram
Sneakbo shared a snap of his jetski birthday cake
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Sneakbo shared a snap of his jetski birthday cakeCredit: Instagram
Guests were filmed arriving at the party
Guests were filmed arriving at the party
Tim Westwood pictured at the Rated Awards in 2017
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Tim Westwood pictured at the Rated Awards in 2017Credit: Getty Images - Getty