Illegal rave in Tameside dispersed by police

Officers from GMP’s Tameside division responded to reports of a planned illegal gathering at Audenshaw Reservoir yesterday afternoon (31st July).

A large number of patrols were at the location and GMP were working alongside partners from Tameside Council and United Utilities to engage with the public and ensure that anyone trying to attend the event is turned away.

Police advised the public not to attend the area as a dispersal order is in place and legal powers will be enforced where necessary.

Superintendent Colette Rose said: “Thanks to intelligence received from the public this afternoon (31 July) we have been able to deploy officers to Audenshaw Reservoir and are working closely with partners to ensure this event isn’t attended.

“Anyone who was considering coming to the location is strongly advised not to and while enforcement will be used as a last resort, we will use the legal powers necessary to prevent a potentially dangerous and illegal mass gathering from taking place.

“I encourage the public to keep us informed with any illegal events they hear about, especially at a time now where it is so important for us all to work together and adhere to the latest guidelines imposed to ensure public safety.”

Anyone with any information about planned illegal gatherings should contact police on 101 or on the GMP website ( via the online reporting facility.

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