Uttlesford police issue warning to parents about house parties
UTTLESFORD police are urging parents to talk to their children about the risks of hosting house parties.
The plea follows a recent increase in the number of incidents that have resulted in damage to properties around the district.
Police are currently interviewing 26 youths, aged from 15, after damage was caused following three separate incidents. The cost of damages ranged from hundreds to thousands of pounds.
In each case the parents have gone away for the weekend only to return to their homes to find the remnants of a party. In one case paint had been spread on a carpet after being spilled outside.
Sgt Lindsay Beckman said: “Parents who are going away, even for the weekend, should have words with their children if they’re being left in the home and make sure there is some supervision.
You may also want to watch:
“Also, parents who are dropping off their children at someone else’s house should check with the home-owners. It takes up so much police tome talking to partygoers after an incident.”
Sgt Beckman also warned youngsters against advertising parties on social networking sites.
- 1 Standon Calling called off after heavy rain and lightning risk
- 2 Updates after person hit by train near Cambridge
- 3 Revealed: UDC considers almost 300 possible new development sites
- 4 In pictures: Uttlesford pupils' fun before the summer holidays
- 5 Q&A: Former Uttlesford District Council leader Howard Rolfe
- 6 4 English Heritage events to enjoy at Audley End this summer
- 7 Person dies after being struck by train in Cambridge
- 8 Hailstones 'the size of golf balls' batter gardens in Essex
- 9 Roman ceramics and ancient road discovered in big archaeological dig
- 10 RAF Red Arrows and Typhoon dazzle crowds at Duxford Summer Air Show