Police car windscreens smashed and tyres slashed at Boggart Hole Clough party

"They should wake up this morning feeling shameful of their actions and not proud."

The Manc The Manc - 3rd August 2021

Greater Manchester Police have condemned the “shameful” actions of vandals after seven emergency vehicles were damaged at an unlicensed music event in Blackley on Monday (2 August).

Police were called to Boggart Hole Clough around 9.50pm to break up a party of more than 300 people – but multiple vehicles were targeted as soon as the gathering was shut down.

GMP officers returned to their vehicles at the entrance of the park on Charlestown Road to find the windscreens of cars had been smashed and tyres slashed.

Six of the vehicles have since been repaired but one still remains off road.

Around 300 people gathered at Boggart Hole Clough for an unlicensed music event – witj seven police cars damaged in the aftermath / Image: David Dixon via Geograph

Police have said that no arrests have yet been made and enquiries are ongoing.


Chief Inspector Simon Nasim of GMP’s City of Manchester’s north division expressed his frustration at the situation.

“Those responsible have shown a blatant disregard towards our communities and our ability to service emergency calls,” he said on Tuesday.


“They should wake up this morning feeling shameful of their actions and not proud.”

Manchester Councillor Pat Karney described the scenes as “completely disgraceful”, adding that rubbish had also been left behind.

“We don’t need this in North Manchester,” he stated.

Police are asking anyone with information to get in touch.