Greater Manchester Police will close a number of roads in north Manchester this weekend as they attempt to crack down on illegal parties, as UK media report.
Police say they have picked up intelligence that ‘organised criminals’ are planning to hold more raves at unnamed locations across the city.
Some 4,000 people attended a rave in a field near Daisy Nook Country Park in Failsworth on Saturday night, where a 20-year-old man died of a suspected drug overdose.
Up to 2,000 others went to another event at a brownfield site in Carrington, Trafford, where three people were stabbed and a woman was allegedly raped.
Greater Manchester Police’s Assistant Chief Constable Chris Sykes subsequently explained why the raves weren’t stopped, saying: “It’s not about what we allow, it’s about how we respond to things that take place.”
With a growing number of illegal raves taking place in recent weeks around the UK, Greater Manchester police closed roads surrounding suspected locations for illegal raves taking place on Saturday and Sunday last week (20th & 21st).
Police closed roads around Sand Hills park in the Collyhurst area of Great Manchester on Saturday, after shutting down a pre-party of around 150 people in closeby Angel Meadow Park. GMP later recieved intelligence the party had moved to a park in Blackley and set up police presence in the area.