A HOLLYOAKS actor has filmed himself attending an illegal "quarantine rave" in Manchester where a 20-year-old died of a suspected drug overdose.
Greater Manchester Police said at its peak 4,000 people were at the illegal lockdown party.
I'm a Celeb Star Malique Thompson-Dwyer shared clips on his Instagram story of the illegal rave in Daisy Nook Park, Failsworth.
The Manchester beauty spot was packed with thousands of partygoers.
Malique filmed himself walking through a forest towards the underground party.
He told his followers: "There's a rave going on innit, can you hear the music?"
Behind him a stream of people followed the 22-year-old actor through the forest as they headed towards the rave.
Malique then filmed the partygoers in the park where a huge sign saying "Quarantine Rave" can be seen in the distance.
A sea of rubbish was left behind in Daisy Park sparking outrage from members of the public who joined council workers this morning to help clear up the mess.
Greater Manchester Police revealed a 20-year-old man died of a suspected drug-overdose following the event in Failsworth.
At another rave in Carrington, three people were stabbed and police are investigating the rape of an 18-year-old woman.
POLICE CONDEMN ILLEGAL RAVE
Assistant Chief Constable Chris Sykes, said: “These raves were illegal and I condemn them taking place – they were clearly a breach of coronavirus legislation and guidelines, and have had tragic consequences.
“The gatherings were carefully monitored by officers but, like all forces, we needed to balance the present public health emergency and our overall demand with ongoing incidents, which can often provide a set of unique challenges when it comes to wider public safety."
Violence broke out at the party in Carrington when cops attempted to shutdown the illegal event.
Police said items were thown at them and a police car was vandalised.
“Sadly, officers attempting to engage with participants of this gathering were met with violence, resulting in items being thrown and a police car being vandalised," said Assistant Chief Constable Sykes.
"I want to make it clear that this is absolutely not acceptable and will not be tolerated. Our officers are working incredibly hard to keep people safe and should never be met with inexcusable violence whilst carrying out their duties."
Malique first shot to fame through his role as Prince McQueen in Hollyoaks.
He won "Best Partnership" at the British Soap Awards 2018 alongside his on-screen brother Theo Graham before leaving the cast of Hollyoaks in 2019.
The 22-year-old was featured in the 2018 series of I'm a Celebrity in November. But on December 2, he became the second person to be evicted from the jungle.
Malique was recently looking for love on Celebs Go Dating 2020, and disgusted fans by licking his lips while fantasising about girls' toes.
The Government banned mass gatherings at the start of the coronavirus outbreak in a bid to slow the spread of the disease.
Boris Johnson announced at the end of May changes to the lockdown rules to allow groups of up to six people to meet outside as long as they maintain social distancing measures.
Police have asked that anyone with footage that could assist their enquiries to upload them to scd.cctv.gmp.police.uk.
Malique's representation has been approached for a comment.
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