GREATER Manchester Police (GMP) has stopped a large illegal rave from going ahead this evening, Saturday.

After 6,000 people flocked to two large illegal raves in Failsworth and Carrington in June, GMP set up an operation to monitor planned events and investigate those that had already gone ahead.

This led to one man being arrested yesterday on suspicion of conspiracy to cause public nuisance and criminal damage in relation to the Failworth rave, which happened at Daisy Nook Country Park.

And today officers dismantled a planned illegal rave by engaging with audio equipment suppliers after conducting a number of enquiries.

It has not been revealed where the rave was set to take place.

A GMP spokesman said: "Preventing these events from taking place is incredibly important to ensure the safety of everyone across Greater Manchester.

"These raves pose significant risks as previous events have demonstrated and we’re committed to working with our partners to prevent further raves from taking place.

"We understand from social media that the event organisers are incredibly unhappy and have posted some derogatory statements.

"We would like to thank members of our community for working with us and reporting information to support our investigations.

"These events are unacceptable, they put lives at risk and they will not be tolerated.

"An investigation is underway to establish the full circumstances around the organisation of this cancelled event."

A social media which police say is from the organiser states: "REASON: Somebody has told GMP and also given the van details in.

"They have been on the phone to our rental companies and are going to seize the equipment."

A 20-year-man died following a suspected drug overdose at the Failworth rave on June 13, and in another rave that night in Carrington, an 18-year-old woman was raped and there were three separate stabbings.