Old 14th October 2007, 13:23   #1
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Family beaten as YouTube party descends into chaos

O.K. internet rule #547 Don't advertise that your having your teenagers birthday party on You Tube.


LONDON (Reuters) - A teenager was airlifted to hospital and his father had his nose broken when gatecrashers went on a rampage at a 16th birthday party after details were posted on YouTube, police and media reports said on Friday.

More than 100 uninvited teenagers descended on the family home, stole whisky and champagne, smashed windows and started fighting, according to reports.

Engineer David Worthy, 53, was punched in the face when he tried to turn away a group of youths, while his son Stephen, 18, was badly beaten.

A Wiltshire Police spokesman said an air ambulance took the teenager to hospital in Bath with suspected spinal injuries.

His mother Susan Worthy, 52, a nurse, said they feared for their lives as the youths attacked the outside of the house.

"We were scared stiff," she was reported as saying in the Times. "There was a loud bang and the windows smashed. I thought they were going to kill us."

Her husband said: "One was swearing right in my face so I pushed him away and then all hell let loose."

The party for their son Christopher was supposed to be a small event with about 30 invited guests. However, details were posted on the Internet, attracting dozens more teenagers.

The parents had taken their youngest son Richard, 14, for a pub meal last Saturday and planned to return home to watch a video upstairs while the revellers celebrated below.

After the gatecrashers arrived at their detached house in Chippenham, Wiltshire, they received a phone call from Stephen asking them to come home. His father was attacked when he asked the gatecrashers to leave.

"It's all a bit of a blur," he said. "I have had to take several days off work with my broken nose and two black eyes."

His son Stephen was discharged from hospital the next day.

Wiltshire Police arrested six teenagers aged between 15 and 18. Four were held on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm while two others were detained for public order offences. They were all bailed.

In a similar incident in April, party gatecrashers caused so much damage to a house in Co. Durham that the owners had to move out while it was repaired. Their 17-year-old daughter had advertised the party on her MySpace web site.



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Old 14th October 2007, 14:56   #2
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Old 14th October 2007, 15:31   #3
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my boyo is turning 12 next week.I guess I better take his party plans off of myspace, youtube and the NYtimes..

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Old 14th October 2007, 21:25   #4
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Sounds like some group is "terrorizing" social website users.
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Old 14th October 2007, 22:19   #5
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Yes, they are called Chavs and they should be shot in the head.

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Old 18th October 2007, 05:52   #6
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One easy fix that I would have done. Grab a shotgun or rifle, pump/load it once. If that good old classic sound isn't enough, fire one shot into the ground, instant scattering, no one hurt, problem solved.

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Old 22nd October 2007, 22:39   #7
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In the UK they don't believe in guns. The police don't even have them there.

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Old 22nd October 2007, 22:50   #8
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I guess I understand, although it's a different story here.

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Old 23rd October 2007, 00:03   #9
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In the UK they don't believe in guns. The police don't even have them there.
They do, its just if they even think about using them a huge public body called the Police Complaints Commission gets involved and basically puts the officers involved on trial to decide if using the gun was the right thing to do.
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From what I understand they keep the firearms at the station and they are distributed when some kind of supervisor says it's necessary.

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Old 23rd October 2007, 07:44   #11
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Agreed, typically a long gun (shotgun or rifle) in the possession of a resident is enough to dissuade party crashers, no shots need be fired usually.

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Wonder if they'd not be shooting bullets or cartidges?
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From what I understand they keep the firearms at the station and they are distributed when some kind of supervisor says it's necessary.
The police carry far more guns around the streets than most people realize. There are armed response vehicles that carry out routine duties, but have a locked compartment in the boot that can be accessed if they are given the go ahead. They are usually the ones with big red and yellow stripes on the back.

The Diplomatic Protection group that guards the Embassies routinely carry sidearms and I've done work for the Queen where we've had an escort carrying sub machine guns.

The US Marines on duty around Grosvenor Square also have sidearms, but not sure what the rules are once they leave 'American soil'.

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Wonder if they'd not be shooting bullets or cartidges?
Shells.

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The police carry far more guns around the streets than most people realize. There are armed response vehicles that carry out routine duties, but have a locked compartment in the boot that can be accessed if they are given the go ahead. They are usually the ones with big red and yellow stripes on the back.

The Diplomatic Protection group that guards the Embassies routinely carry sidearms and I've done work for the Queen where we've had an escort carrying sub machine guns.

The US Marines on duty around Grosvenor Square also have sidearms, but not sure what the rules are once they leave 'American soil'.

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Why would people crash a party to beat people up? That just seems stupid. I might go to someones house to egg it, not to beat up their parents and steal their booze.

I mean, we Americans are violent in direct ways: homicide, simple assualt, drug trafficing, you guys are all bizzaro world: Party crashers that break faces...

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not to beat up their parents and steal their booze.
I have no intention of beating up anyone's parents, but there have been parties where the host pissed me off and as a result I stole the booze before leaving. I was a bit childish for it, but it had it's rewards

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Wow, and I was hoping to announce the time and place of my Sweet 16 on Entertainment Tonight, too.
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