Police disperse a crowd of hundreds of people gathered for an illegal rave in Manchester City Centre

Hundreds of people have gathered for an illegal rave in Manchester City Centre. 

Officers were deployed to the scene to disperse the crowds at Castlefield Bowl on Wednesday evening, where a DJ booth had been set up. 

Video taken from the scene show people dancing and drinking.  

=Hundreds of revelers attended a 'rave' this evening in Manchester City Centre. The revelers were seen gathering in the Castlefield Bowl area

=Hundreds of revelers attended a 'rave' this evening in Manchester City Centre. The revelers were seen gathering in the Castlefield Bowl area

=Hundreds of revelers attended a ‘rave’ this evening in Manchester City Centre. The revelers were seen gathering in the Castlefield Bowl area

Video taken from the scene show people dancing and drinking

Video taken from the scene show people dancing and drinking

Video taken from the scene show people dancing and drinking

Other images show the aftermath of the impromptu gathering, with empty bottles and litter strewn around the venue

Other images show the aftermath of the impromptu gathering, with empty bottles and litter strewn around the venue

Other images show the aftermath of the impromptu gathering, with empty bottles and litter strewn around the venue

Other images show the aftermath of the impromptu gathering, with empty bottles and litter strewn around the venue. 

Officers arrived on the scene and dispersed the crowds by 10.20pm, Manchester Evening News reported. 

According to one local resident, there was even a live DJ at the illegal event. 

Officers arrived on the scene and dispersed the crowds by 10.20pm, Manchester Evening News reported

Officers arrived on the scene and dispersed the crowds by 10.20pm, Manchester Evening News reported

Officers arrived on the scene and dispersed the crowds by 10.20pm, Manchester Evening News reported

Hundreds of people gathered for an illegal rave in Manchester City Centre on Wednesday evening

Hundreds of people gathered for an illegal rave in Manchester City Centre on Wednesday evening

Hundreds of people gathered for an illegal rave in Manchester City Centre on Wednesday evening 

'There is currently an actual DJ set at Castlefield Bowl. I wish I was joking,' they told the publication

'There is currently an actual DJ set at Castlefield Bowl. I wish I was joking,' they told the publication

‘There is currently an actual DJ set at Castlefield Bowl. I wish I was joking,’ they told the publication

‘There is currently an actual DJ set at Castlefield Bowl. I wish I was joking,’ they told the publication. 

Joan Davies, Labour councillor for Deansgate, condemned the event, saying: ‘We want everybody to enjoy themselves but this is beyond a level which is tolerable.

‘I think the police have a very, very difficult task, they’ve got to find that balance.’

Joan Davies, Labour councillor for Deansgate, condemned the event, saying: 'We want everybody to enjoy themselves but this is beyond a level which is tolerable'

Joan Davies, Labour councillor for Deansgate, condemned the event, saying: 'We want everybody to enjoy themselves but this is beyond a level which is tolerable'

Joan Davies, Labour councillor for Deansgate, condemned the event, saying: ‘We want everybody to enjoy themselves but this is beyond a level which is tolerable’

'I think the police have a very, very difficult task, they've got to find that balance,' she said

'I think the police have a very, very difficult task, they've got to find that balance,' she said

‘I think the police have a very, very difficult task, they’ve got to find that balance,’ she said 

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