CARvidiots! Crowds abandon social distancing when they flock to a car meeting that "sounded like a night of fire" and brought traffic to a halt on nearby motorways
- Hundreds of people took part in a rally in Greater Manchester on Sunday
- Several citizens brought their cars to an industrial area in Denton
- They did not correspond to the social distance and many did not wear face masks
- Witnesses compared the meeting to a Formula 1 race and a campfire night
An illegal rally took place in Tameside, Greater Manchester on Sunday, causing traffic jams on nearby motorways.
Police were called to an industrial area in the city of Denton after hundreds of people drove their cars outside the M60 motorway.
The alarming footage of the Sunday event shows large rows of cars lined up near the industrial area. Several members of the public do not wear face masks and do not correspond to any social distance.
An illegal car meeting took place in an industrial area in Denton, Greater Manchester, and emergency services were called to cancel the event
Hundreds of motorists attended the Tameside event, which clearly abused the government's advice on social distancing
The event received a lot of attention on social media, including complaints from members of the public and the local MP for Denton
Witnesses compared the event to a "campfire night" and a Formula 1 race in which cars and the Greater Manchester police were called to the scene by the Tameside & South West Force.
A police helicopter was also needed when the emergency services dealt with the big meeting.
A statement from the Greater Manchester Police said: “Officials are currently dealing with an incident at the Tameside Business Center on Windmill Lane in Denton that is increasing vehicle traffic.
Can we ask you to avoid this and the surrounding area? Unfortunately, this places a massive burden on our services at this point and leads to a backlog of data traffic. However, we hope that with your help we can quickly remedy the situation. & # 39;
A resident near the industrial area said, “All of Denton is stuck. It sounds like a bonfire night with cars popping. & # 39;
Andrew Gwynne, a Denton MP, showed his disapproval for the car meeting and tweeted: "Completely irresponsible and I am informed that the police are involved. As I type, the police helicopter is above me. & # 39;
The rally caused long traffic jams on the M60 motorway, while the M66 and M66 routes were also affected by the illegal event.
Those who attended the event did not live up to the social distance and many chose not to wear face masks despite the fears of the corona virus
Cars are lined up in the industrial area as the illegal auto rally increases alarmingly in numbers. It was compared to a campfire night and a Formula 1 race because cars crashed
There were also reports on social media about dangerous driving in the Denton area, including drivers pounding up and down on the hard shoulder of the M60.
The police on the Northwest Motorway assured the public that patrols had been carried out in the areas concerned.
& # 39; M60, junction 24, both counterclockwise and clockwise, we are heavily overloaded – this is due to an obvious car meeting outside the motorway network.
The car meeting caused several traffic jams at exit 24 of the M60, while the M66 and M67 were also affected by the illegal meeting
"However, it affects M60, M67, M66. We get a lot of vehicles that use the hard shoulder at speed. Please be careful."
The police on the Northwest Motorway then confirmed that the traffic had subsided shortly before 6 p.m.
Illegal raves have taken place across England in recent days. Police called on Saturday evening to end a block party near Notting Hill in central London.
Meanwhile, the police in Bath tried to close a group of 3,000 revelers fifteen hours after they started.