OFFICERS have arrested a man in connection with the illegal rave at Daisy Nook Country Park, attended by over 4,000 people.

A 24-year-old was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to cause public nuisance and criminal damage in relation to the rave in Oldham on Saturday, June 13. He remains in custody for questioning.

The gathering had devastating consequences, with a 20-year-old man dying after a suspected drugs overdose.

A similar rave held on the same night in Carrington saw three people stabbed, and a woman raped.

Superintendent Jane Higham, of GMP’s Tameside District said: “Officers launched a large scale operation following the illegal raves last month, and are working strenuously alongside our partners to prevent these raves from happening again.

“Whilst we have one man in custody in connection with the rave in Oldham, our investigation is still ongoing and I would urge anyone who has any information about the events that took place on Saturday June 13, or any planned for the future, to speak with police as soon as possible.

“I would like to thank the public for their continued support as we continue to investigate these illegal events. Thousands of people attended them and a number of tragic incidents occurred. It’s vital that anyone with any knowledge of any planned upcoming illegal events of this nature gets in touch so that we can do everything we can to prevent them from happening again.

“It was incredibly challenging for emergency services to get to those in need and we’re continuing to send a clear message alongside our partners – do not go to illegal raves and risk your lives.”

If you have information about the raves, contact police on 101.

Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.