Rowdy youths attack Police

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A number of youths leaving a large 18th birthday party in Bursledon started trying to attack police who had been called to the scene after reports of loud and rowdy behaviour.

Police made several checks on the party during the evening of Saturday, March 24 and also went to the scene after complaints about the noise coming from the event which was held at the community centre at The Acorns in the village.

The party was due to end at 11pm shortly after officers attended. Most people left without any problems but one group tried to attack police as officers tried to move them on.

Seven people were arrested in connection with the incident and several have been charged.

A 17-year-old girl, has been charged with assaulting a police officer and using threatening behaviour. She is due before Southampton Youth Court on April 5.

Four men aged between 18 to 36 – all from Bursledon – have been charged with obstructing a police officer or threatening behaviour they are due before Southampton Magistrates Court on April 13 and 16.

Two girls aged 15 and 16 who were also among the seven arrested were street bailed and were due to be interviewed by police later today.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident and anyone with information who saw or heard any of what happened is asked to contact Hedge End Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Extra patrols are currently being carried out in the area by Safer Neighbourhoods teams in order to reassure local people.