Party chaos

Po­lice clear house as over 100 teens turn up

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Edel Ke­nealy

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

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