Cops ended two illegal raves over the weekend where they claim a woman
was r-ped, three people were stabbed and a man died of a drug overdose.
The raves took place in Droylsden and Carrington in Greater Manchester –
near the Manchester United training ground – despite coronavirus
guidelines banning large gatherings.
Greater Manchester Police said they received a 60% increase in 999 calls.
Around 2,000 partygoers descended on the event in Carrington, and there
were three separate recorded stabbings – leaving one 18-year-old man
with life-threatening injuries.
Assistant Chief Constable Chris Sykes said: “Two other men – aged 25 and
26 – were also left with injuries after these separate assaults.
“A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of an
offensive weapon and enquiries remain ongoing to locate the suspects
involved in these incidents.
“We are also investigating the rape of an 18-year-old woman who attended
this event and we have specialist officers supporting her and her
family whilst enquiries are ongoing to trace the suspect.
“Anyone with information is asked to contact police as soon as possible.
“Sadly, officers attempting to engage with participants of this
gathering were met with violence, resulting in items being thrown and a
police car being vandalised.
“I want to make it clear that this is absolutely not acceptable and will not be tolerated.
“Our officers are working incredibly hard to keep people safe and should
never be met with inexcusable violence whilst carrying out their