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Police swoop on illegal rave in Manchester that ‘looked like a nightclub at kicking out time’

Police swoop on illegal rave attended by thousands in Manchester that ‘looked like a nightclub at kicking out time’ after reports of a stabbing

  • Officers swoop in on illegal rave in the Carrington area of Greater Manchester
  • It is claimed thousands of people attended the event which took place last night
  • Greater Manchester Police attended, with up to 50 vehicles spotted in the area 

An illegal rave which is said to have attracted thousands of people was last night shut down by police after unconfirmed reports of a stabbing.

Officers last night swooped in on the illegal event, which took place in a field in the Carrington area of Greater Manchester.

It is claimed thousands of people attended the event, while up to 50 emergency service vehicles are said to have arrived as part of the police effort to break it up.

One witness said it looked like ‘a nightclub at kicking out time’. 

There were also unconfirmed reports of a stabbing. Greater Manchester Police have been contacted for a comment.

An illegal rave which is said to have attracted thousands of people was last night shut down by police after unconfirmed reports of a stabbing. Pictured: Police shut down the event in the Carrington area of Greater Manchester last night.

It is claimed thousands of people attended the rave. Pictured: People were seen drinking in the street near to the event

It is claimed thousands of people attended the rave. Pictured: People were seen drinking in the street near to the event

Up to 50 emergency service vehicles are said to have arrived as part of the police effort to break it up. Pictured: People gather round a car near to the rave

Up to 50 emergency service vehicles are said to have arrived as part of the police effort to break it up. Pictured: People gather round a car near to the rave

There are unconfirmed reports of a stabbing. Greater Manchester Police have been contacted for a comment.

There are unconfirmed reports of a stabbing. Greater Manchester Police have been contacted for a comment.

According to reports in local newspaper, the Manchester Evening News, a large number of Greater Manchester Police vehicles were called to Mile Road in Flixton at around 9.30pm yesterday.

The paper reports that the rave took place near to a water treatment centre in front of a paper mill.

Such gatherings are illegal under the  Criminal Justice and Public Order Act, which was introduced in 1997.

Large gatherings are also likely to breach strict social distancing guidelines, introduced in March as part of the government’s coronavirus lockdown, in a bid to stop the spread of Covid-19.

Though small outdoor gatherings in gardens have now been given the green light, people are still required to maintain social distancing, and remain at a two metre distance, with those not in their household.

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