Warning after police raid on teens’ party

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ALMOST 30 under-age teenagers were caught boozing at a house party in Blyth after it was raided by police.

The 27 youngsters, said to be drunk, were found at a house on the town’s South Beach estate on Saturday, July 30, by officers called out to investigate reports of a disturbance.

The police have now sent letters to the parents of all the children involved, reminding them of their responsibilities.

They have also issued a warning to under-age drinkers, and any adults supplying them with alcohol, that they face police action if caught.

Pc David Ostle, Blyth’s neighbourhood beat manager, said: “We were called to a report of a disturbance at a house on the estate, and when we got inside we found 27 youths – girls and boys – in a drunken state.

“The music was blasting, and they were having a party.

“There were no adults present, and the house had been trashed, with vomit in the sinks and on carpets, and glass and empty alcohol bottles everywhere.”

Some of the teenagers told police they had got their alcohol from a local off-licence, bought by an adult acting on their behalf, and officers are carrying out inquiries into those claims.