A PARTY of teenage drinkers were caught by police called to break up a house party in Northumberland.
Officers were called to a house on the South Beach estate in Blyth at around 8.30pm on Saturday.
Neighbours had reported blaring music and rowdy underage drinkers.
Police found 27 youngsters, aged 14-16, inside the house. All had been drinking alcohol. The party was stopped and officers contacted the children’s parents to come and pick them up.
A letter has been sent to every parent about the incident, reminding them of their responsibilities.
Now neighbourhood police officers in Blyth are warning other underage drinkers, and adults who buy them alcohol, that they face police action if caught.
Blyth neighbourhood beat manager PC David Ostle 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 was trashed with vomit in the sinks, on carpets and glass and empty alcohol bottles everywhere.
“Some of the teenagers got their alcohol from an adult who had bought it from a local off-licence and officers are carrying out enquiries into the claims.”