Bodycam footage shows hero police help save teen's life after stabbing

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Bodycam footage shows hero police help save teen's life after stabbing

Detectives have released body-cam footage of the moment police helped save a teenager’s life after he was stabbed at an illegal rave.

There were reports of three separate stabbings at a 2,000-strong party in Carrington, Trafford at the weekend.

And Greater Manchester Police (GMP) say there was a gathering of around 4,000 in Oldham on the same weekend.

Now, police have released harrowing footage where an 18-year-old victim repeatedly begs officers to save his life, as the Manchester Evening News report.

“Please get an ambulance.

“Please, bro, please,” he asks of them.

“I’m begging you.”

GMP said the footage showed the response of police to “just one” of the stabbings reported there. 

There were three knife attacks in total at what police chiefs described today as a “wild” event.

In the footage, one officer reveals he has already carried another stab victim to safety as they run to reach the teenager.

The footage then shows officers racing through undergrowth to help the victim.

It was reported at the time that he was unconscious and not breathing.

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The footage shows six police officers with the man, who is lying on the floor.

Life-saving first aid has already been administered.

“Please, please save me?” the teenager says.

“Please can you save me, please?”

He then begs ‘please get an ambulance’ and is told one is on its way.

“Please get an ambulance.

“Please, bro, please,” he asks the officers.

“I’m begging you.”

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Officers then have to guide in paramedics.

An ambulance couldn’t drive up to the scene because of the rough terrain.

The footage then shows the victim being lifted into a police van as pressure is applied to his wound.

The van then takes him to an ambulance waiting nearby.

The footage was released as a major police operation gears up following reports of more illegal raves planned for this weekend.

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GMP said that due to a lack of safety precautions, officers struggled to get the victim shown in the video footage the help he needed.

A force spokesman said: “It took us longer to respond to what could have been a fatal incident.

“If you attend an illegal rave, you’re putting your life at risk.”

Giving an update, Assistant Chief Constable Nick Bailey said the teenager, who hasn’t been named, was now out of intensive care in hospital and his condition had improved.

He said the assault “almost cost him his life”.

ACC Bailey, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham and his deputy, Bev Hughes, urged the public to provide them with any information of similar planned events this weekend.

A major concern for the authorities is that crowds cannot be kept safe at such gatherings, as they are often disorganised and have been put together by criminals.

In a message to parents and anyone considering attending a rave this weekend, ACC Bailey said: “If you think you’re going to drop off a child at one of these events or a young teenager, or you are going to go yourself, please be aware that the safeguards that exist in organised events just will not exist in these events.

“If something does happen, we cannot guarantee your safety.

“A top priority for us will always be the safety of our communities and we will continue to strike the balance of proportionality and wider public safety with our overall response to incidents such as these ones.”

Officers are also investigating the rape of an 18-year-old woman who attended the Carrington rave.

A second rave took place in Oldham, attended by up to 4,000 people.

A 20-year-old man died from a suspected drug overdose later.

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