Region’s mayor says police will take more robust approach and attendees will face fines or worsePolice have warned young people not to attend illegal raves this weekend, promising a tougher approach after two “quarantine raves” attracted 6,000 people last Saturday.Greater Manchester police (GMP) admitted that intelligence failures meant they were unable to prevent a dance party attended by 4,000 people in a country park in Oldham last weekend. A 20-year-old man died of a drug overdose at that event and a woman was raped and three men were stabbed at a separate illegal rave in Trafford. Continue reading...
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Objects were thrown at officers attempting to disperse crowds at Colville Gardens, Scotland Yard saysOfficers attempting...Objects were thrown at officers attempting to disperse crowds at Colville Gardens, Scotland Yard saysOfficers attempting to disperse crowds at an unlicensed music event have been attacked by revellers in west London, police said.Scotland Yard said objects were thrown at officers dispersing the crowd at an event at Colville Gardens, Notting Hill. It comes after “appalling scenes” of violence at a street party in Brixton on Wednesday evening. Continue reading...