Over 6,000 people attended two illegal raves which took place at Daisy Nook Country Park in Oldham, and nearby Carrington, in Manchester, UK, last Saturday 13th June.
Following a 60% surge in calls to the local emergency services on Saturday, police attended both events after reports of the raves and multiple incidents taking place, including the death of a 20-year-old man from a suspected overdose, as DJ mag reports.
A total of three men were stabbed at the Carrington rave, which saw crowds of an estimated 2,000 people. An 18-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries, and two other men aged 25 and 26 were also injured. A 25-year-old has been arrested in relation to the attacks on weapons charges. Police have also announced they are investigating the rape of an 18-year-old woman who attended the Carrington event.
“These raves were illegal and I condemn them taking place – they were clearly a breach of coronavirus legislation and guidelines, and have had tragic consequences,” Assistant Chief Constable Chris Sykes said in a statement.
Addressing the violence met by police on their arrival to the raves, Sykes added: “Our officers are working incredibly hard to keep people safe and should never be met with inexcusable violence whilst carrying out their duties.”