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Police swoop on crowd of 300 youngsters as house party gets out of hand and locals have cars punched and kicked


  • The out-of-control party in the seaside town of Worthing was quickly broken up 
  • After the party was cleared an 18-year-old man was assaulted 

Police swooped in on a wild house party of 300 rowdy youngsters just outside Brighton on Friday night after neighbours were attacked and their cars were punched and kicked.

The out-of-control party was broken up by police who said that at least 100 to 200 teenagers had descended on the seaside town of Worthing, engaging in anti-social behaviour.

Hundreds of teenagers wandered the streets of Worthing as police dispersed the crowds, shouting instructions over megaphones while ambulances stood by. 

Residents took to social media to complain about the appalling behaviour of the gangs of teenagers.

Zoe Hannah Ellett posted on Facebook: ‘Just drove through and had the side of my car kicked.’

Police swooped in on a wild house party of 300 rowdy youngsters just outside Brighton on Friday night

Police swooped in on a wild house party of 300 rowdy youngsters just outside Brighton on Friday night

The out-of-control party was broken up by police who said that at least 100 to 200 teenagers had descended on the seaside town of Worthing

The out-of-control party was broken up by police who said that at least 100 to 200 teenagers had descended on the seaside town of Worthing

Residents took to social media to complain about the appalling behaviour of the gangs of teenagers which included kicking and punching cars

Residents took to social media to complain about the appalling behaviour of the gangs of teenagers which included kicking and punching cars

Lucie Ann posted: ‘I had mine punched.’

Hours after the party was cleared, an 18-year-old man was assaulted and taken to hospital.

Police are working to identify the perpetrator of the attack.

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: ‘Police were called to reports of a group of around 100 to 200 people causing anti-social behaviour following a party at an address in Poulters Lane, Worthing at 8.30pm on Friday (23 February).

‘Officers were quickly on scene and a Section 34 Dispersal Order was authorised, giving officers and designated police staff the power to disperse individuals behaving in an anti-social manner.

‘The party was dispersed, and the area was cleared.

Hours after the party was cleared, an 18-year-old boy man was assaulted and taken to hospital

Hours after the party was cleared, an 18-year-old boy man was assaulted and taken to hospital

Police were quickly called to the scene and broke up the rowdy house party

Police were quickly called to the scene and broke up the rowdy house party

Hundreds of teenagers wandered the streets of Worthing as police dispersed the crowds, shouting instructions over megaphones

Hundreds of teenagers wandered the streets of Worthing as police dispersed the crowds, shouting instructions over megaphones

‘Following the incident, police received a report of an 18-year-old man who was assaulted at around 10.30pm in South Street, Tarring.

‘As a result of his injuries, he was taken to hospital and enquiries are ongoing to identify the suspect.

Witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to contact Sussex Police online or call 101 quoting serial 1474 of 23/02.’



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