Disturbance as house party gets out of hand

The Waifs and Strays dog rescue in Seaford held a dog show at the Wave centre. The Mayor of Seaford Cllr. Anthony White was amongst the judges for the Best Junior Handler Class.  August 24th 2013 E35024P
The Waifs and Strays dog rescue in Seaford held a dog show at the Wave centre. The Mayor of Seaford Cllr. Anthony White was amongst the judges for the Best Junior Handler Class. August 24th 2013 E35024P
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The community rallied together when a house party in Seaford got out of hand, using social media and text messages to monitor the situation.

Police were called and stopped the party, but once officers had left, the noise started up again.

Seaford mayor Anthony White, who lives nearby, and a local police community support officer, even stepped in to help a boy who had been allegedly assaulted.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said, “Police were called several times on Saturday evening (August 24) following reports that a party was being held in Maplefields, Seaford, and a number of youths were behaving antisocially by throwing bottles in the road.

“Officers initially attended at 10.15pm and closed down the party, but several youths returned about an hour later and continued to disturb local residents.

“There was also a report of a fight and when officers attended, a 16-year-old boy was subsequently arrested on suspicion of ABH [Actual Bodily Harm] and has been bailed until October 10 pending further police enquiries.”

Cllr White’s stepson had alerted him to stones or bottles being thrown from a house party and smashed in the roads.

The mayor decided, that he along with his wife and stepson, would go out to investigate.

Once out in the street, the mayor met several other concerned residents.

There was broken glass everywhere and lots of drunk and abusive teenagers and young adults.

The police were called and attended the property, shutting the party down.

But as soon as the coast was clear, the revellers started disturbing local residents again.

Cllr White and the local off duty Police Community Support Officer were told that a boy had been assaulted. They found the alleged victim ando offered him help

Police were called again and this time the party goers were dispersed.

Cllr White said: “I said at my mayoral inauguration that I would do my best for the town and I meant it.

“I am not a killjoy by any means, but when things get out of hand I will always go out of my way and do what I can to help and protect residents from antisocial behaviour.”