This is the harrowing moment police officers and paramedics desperately try to save the life of an 18-year-old after he was stabbed at an illegal rave in Greater Manchester.
The graphic body-cam footage, which was released by Greater Manchester Police today, shows the teenager repeatedly beg officers to save his life as he lies bleeding on the ground with life-threatening injuries.
The footage shows the aftermath from the illegal raves in Carrington last week which saw three separate stabbings at a 2,000-strong party. Two other men, aged 25 and 26, were also injured.
Following the rave, police said they were also investigating the rape of an 18-year-old woman who attended the event.
During the clip, police officers are seen abandoning their vehicles and running to the victim following reports that he is not breathing.
Police officers provide life-saving first aid to the 18-year-old after he is stabbed at an illegal rave in Carrington, Greater Manchester
A police officer runs to the victim following reports that he is not breathing and has been left with life-threatening injuries
The teenager begs police officers to save his life after he is stabbed at the illegal rave in Manchester
After eight minutes on foot, the officers locate the young man and provide life saving first aid before paramedics arrive to the scene and rush the victim to hospital.
As officers try to save the 18-year-old’s life, the teenager begs police to help him and repeatedly says: ‘Please can you save me, please’.
Greater Manchester Police (GMP) later revealed that they released the footage in a bid to stop partygoers from attending raves which have been planned this weekend.
The police added that those caught attending an illegal rave face the prospect of arrest and prosecution and that they would do all they can to stop the ‘utterly unacceptable’ raves.
Assistant Chief Constable Nick Bailey said: ‘Last weekend we saw two large raves take place in Carrington and Oldham, with around 6,000 people in attendance.
‘Clearly, this was in breach of the current coronavirus regulations and puts everyone at risk, but also had tragic consequences for some attendees after one young woman was raped, three men stabbed and a teenager sadly lost his life after a suspected drug overdose.
‘In normal times, the people of Greater Manchester will know that we boast a fantastic night-time economy and we have been home to many festivals, music events and concerts.
‘Year after year we proudly welcome people to Greater Manchester to enjoy the fantastic events we have to offer.
‘However, it’s imperative to stress just how much planning and meticulous organisation goes into these events in order to keep you safe.
‘Clearly over the weekend a number of people needed our help and it’s disappointing to see that some of our officers were met with anger and violence, even whilst administering life-saving first aid.
‘This is simply not acceptable, police officers work tirelessly to protect our communities and keep people safe. They are committed to this and don’t deserve to be treated in this way.
‘I would also like to send a really clear message to organisers of illegal raves and events. I would implore you to seriously consider the risks and understand that as organisers, it is your responsibility to keep people safe.
‘There are often young teenagers in attendance, who are putting their lives in your hands.
‘So please, I would ask people to think beforehand and ask yourself if it’s worth it.’
Police officers escort paramedics to the teenager so that he can be taken to hospital for treatment
Paramedics lift the 18-year-old man onto the ambulance and provide life saving first aid
A team of paramedics carry the teenager onto a stretcher before moving him into the ambulance
Last week it was revealed that officers were investigating the sex attack on an 18-year-old female, who attended the illegal party of around 2,000 revellers in Greater Manchester.
It took place as 4,000 party-goers gathered for a so-called ‘quarantine rave’, also in Greater Manchester, while others broke lockdown laws to party beside a motorway near Leeds.
Police later confirmed a 20-year-old man in Oldham has died of a suspected drug overdose during one of the three events, which collectively attracted more than 6,000 people.
The police are now encouraging the public and businesses to provide information around future events.
Ahead of the weekend, GMP have called in the help of the North West Ambulance Service as well as local industry experts, including Greater Manchester’s Night-time economy adviser Sacha Lord, to reiterate the dangers of illegal raves and events.
Sacha Lord said: ‘I can assure you, that no one in Greater Manchester is looking forward to organising a party more than me.
Police officers and medical staff carry the 18[year-old boy into the back of the ambulance
The body-cam footage, which was released by Greater Manchester Police today, shows the aftermath from the illegal raves in Carrington last week
A tweet published by Greater Manchester Police urged the public to refrain from attending an illegal rave
‘We are still in lockdown. Last weekend, 6000 people went home to their family, loved ones and friends and could possibly have spread the virus.
‘Sadly, one person didn’t. They attended these events under the most dangerous conditions possible.
‘I strongly urge everyone to look back at last weekend and do not ever let it happen again.
‘There will be a time to party again. It won’t be too far away, but it will have your safety at the forefront.’
The campaign has also been supported by Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, as well as the parents of a boy who was seriously stabbed at an unlicensed event last weekend.
Mayor Andy Burnham said: ‘What happened last weekend was unacceptable, putting a huge strain on police resources and putting people’s lives at risk.
‘Lessons have been learned from these incidents, and I’m pleased GMP will be taking a more robust approach to events like this in the future.
‘These events are illegal at any time, but particularly during a pandemic, and we will redouble our efforts to close them down and protect lives in Greater Manchester.’
Baroness Bev Hughes, Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime said: ‘The vast majority of Greater Manchester residents have played their part to help fight coronavirus.
‘But the reckless actions of the organisers of last weekend’s illegal raves and those who attended have cast a shadow over our communities, putting an unnecessary strain on our emergency services, putting our residents at risk, and sadly leading to tragedy for some attendees.’
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