Police clear house as over 100 teens turn up
Chaos rained down on a leafy Rutherglen Street on Sunday night as more than 100 teens descended on a house party advertised on Facebook.
Several youngsters were reportedly handcuffed and taken home to their parents when five police units were called to Rosslyn Avenue to clear the house.
Chaos rained down on a leafy Rutherglen street on Sunday night as more than 100 teens descended on a house party advertised on Facebook.
Several youngsters were reportedly handcuffed and taken home to their parents when five police units were called to Rosslyn Avenue to clear the packed house.
Residents say taxi-loads of young people were being dropped off at the property at around 9pm, many of whom could be seen carrying alcohol.
As the noise continued to rise and the party spilled on to the street, a neighbour called the police around 10pm.
One resident, who did not want to be named, said two boys aged under 18 live at the home.
She said: “When the first police car arrived officers went in the back door and all the youths came running out the front door. They had already been in the street singing and dancing.
“It ended up there were five or six police cars, with youths fighting with each other, fighting with the police and lying on the ground being handcuffed.
“The police obviously had to call for help. There were cars screeching and lights flashing.
“The youths were aged about 15 upwards, they were all carrying cans and bottles.
“I have lived here for several years and I have never seen anything like it, it was unbelievable.”
The woman added: “The police were fantastic, they handled the situation brilliantly. I can’t praise them enough, it could have been so much worse.
“When it all died down all you could see were people out with torches to check what damage had been done.”
PC Laura Taylor, of the safer communities team, said no arrests had been made.
She said: “When officers attended they observed in excess of 100 youths inside and outside the property.
“The young male householder advised officers that his parents were on holiday and that he had created a Facebook event and invited all of his fr friends from school.
“We have dealt with h house parties before w where large numbers have at attended and the party has go got out of control.
“Previously this has led to un under-age drinking, people being injured and property being damaged.
“Thankfully, on this occasion local residents contacted police and prevented this from happening.
“Please remember to always behave responsibly and never advertise an ‘empty’ or ‘house party’ on social media as this will always lead to unwanted guests.”
It ended up there were five or six police cars
Quiet Residents in Rosslyn Avenue were stunned when the party spilled into the street