Drunken youths force police to end teenagers' sleepover

A SLEEPOVER for a group of teenagers had to be broken up by police after it was gate-crashed by a gang of drunken youths. A family in Papworth was having a weekend away but had given their 16-year-old daughter permission to have a sleepover with five frie

A SLEEPOVER for a group of teenagers had to be broken up by police after it was gate-crashed by a gang of drunken youths.

A family in Papworth was having a weekend away but had given their 16-year-old daughter permission to have a sleepover with five friends.

However, police were called to the property just after 11pm on Friday, May 30 following a disturbance outside the house.

Neighbours reported seeing a group of 10 youths trying to force their way in.

Two PCSOs were sent but the gang of youths had fled.

However, about 20 minutes after the officers had left another phone call was made to the police when the youths returned and were trying to get into the property.

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Police were sent from as far away as Sawston and Newmarket to deal with the incident but again when the officers arrived the youths had left.

Officer decided the best policy was to send all the girls home.

PCSO Chris Blewett, who attended the incident, said: "The consequences of this sleepover could have been very different if the youths had forced their way into the house. I have no doubt that the youths at the party were only enjoying themselves and are 'good' people."

He said that the names and addresses of the youths are known and if a complaint is made then action will be taken as dents were left in the front door where the gang had been banging on it.

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