Beauty spot trashed at ‘back to school party’

The items were stolen from Fremington Quay on Saturday night.

The items were stolen from Fremington Quay on Saturday night. - Credit: Archant

Up to 40 teenagers attend ‘Facebook party’ at Fremington Quay.

POLICE have warned young people about the dangers of advertising parties on social networking sites following a large gathering at Fremington Quay on Saturday night.

Around 40 teenagers are thought to have met at the popular beauty spot to celebrate the last weekend of the school holidays.

Owners of the Fremington Quay Café said a party outside the café continued into the early hours.

They contacted police the next morning after waking to discover smashed bottles, broken picnic tables and a fire-damaged bin.

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Café recycling bins and parasols were also taken, one of which was later found dumped in the river.

Police investigating the disturbance said the majority of people at the party were aged between 16 and 18 although some may have been younger.

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It is understood that the party was advertised on Facebook although many also heard about the gathering on Twitter.

PCSO Tony Charles said: “We want to send a clear message out that these kinds of parties are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

“They affect other people’s quality of people’s lives and police will clamp down on them where they do so.”

Police have asked anyone with any information to call 101 quoting reference CB132672.

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