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05th Feb 2021

Police catch one of their own employees at illegal lockdown rave in Manchester


The member of staff has since left their position after it became clear they attended the illegal rave.

A member of civilian staff at Greater Manchester Police has left the force after it was discovered they attended a 4,000-strong illegal lockdown rave last summer, defying coronavirus restrictions in the process.

The female member of staff joined revellers in a field near Daisy Nook Country Park, Failsworth, on June 13 last year.

When GMP bosses learned of the member of staff’s attendance, disciplinary proceedings were brought against her. According to the Manchester Evening News, she later resigned from her position before a gross misconduct hearing took place in December.

According to the report, the woman, who has not been named, would have received a written warning and been able to keep her position had she not taken the decision to leave.

The event near Daisy Nook Country Park, at which a man died of a suspected drug overdose, was one of a spate of illegal raves which were held across the United Kingdom throughout last year as people rebelled against government restrictions brought into place to limit the spread of Covid-19.

The force told the MEN they were ‘too busy’ to provide further details of about the case.