Rowdy Headingley house party shut down by police because of ‘deafening’ music

The police found drugs and legal highs

Rowdy students were busted with drugs and legal highs after angry locals called in police to shut down their party.

Headingley residents complained of “deafening music and shouting” coming from a student party in the early hours of Friday morning.

And when they arrived, police found drugs in the house and kicked 50 people out.

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Now magistrates are deciding whether to take further action against parties in the area.

The rowdy revelers on St. Martins Terrace, Headingley, had their party disrupted following the arrival of the Leeds Anti-Social Behavior team.

After several requests to stop the music, police had to be called in to finally shut the party down.

They found evidence of drugs and legal highs on the premises.

A closure order was handed out meaning that anyone other than the tenants would have to leave or face arrest.

Last November a similar event happened at the same house.

This Friday magistrates will decide whether further action needs to be taken.

Last Friday’s incident followed the closure of another large house party for hundreds of people near Richmond Avenue that had been advertised on Facebook last month.

Supt Sam Miller, who heads Safer Leeds, said that the council receive hundreds of complaints a year regarding riotous student house parties in Headingley.

She said: “This latest action around this particular property should demonstrate our ongoing to commitment to making full use of the available legislation to target behaviour that impacts negatively on the quality of life of the community.”

Coun Mark Dobson, executive member for Safer Leeds, added: “This type of behaviour is completely unacceptable and showed a scant disregard for other residents living close by.”