Yo Yo Brap Brap: All-night house party in Leeds stopped after concerns
Action by the police and council stopped a Leeds house party taking place that was expected to attract over 300 people.
Officers from Leeds Anti-Social Behaviour Team, part of the city’s community safety partnership Safer Leeds, intervened when they were alerted to the planned party at a property in Richmond Avenue, Headingley.
The event, which was to take place over Friday and Saturday, was advertised on Facebook as featuring “resident DJs” and guests were invited to bring “a bag o’chems”, which referred to drugs.
A temporary closure under anti-social behaviour legislation was applied for at court and officers attended the property to serve the notice to the tenants who were also served with noise abatement notices.
Letters from the local authority’s licensing department were also hand delivered to the tenants.
A clear message
The closure notice placed conditions that from 10am on Friday only the tenants would be allowed in the property over the next 24 hours and made it an arrestable offence for anyone else to be there.
Superintendent Sam Millar, who heads Safer Leeds, said: “We are pleased that our actions were successful and the event didn’t take place. I’m sure our efforts will be appreciated by the other residents of Richmond Avenue and the neighbouring streets who did not have to suffer the noise and anti-social behaviour that was likely to have resulted if the party had gone ahead unchallenged.
“We hope this will send a clear message to others who think they can arrange events like this without any consideration for the negative impact it would have on their neighbours’ quality of life.”