Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Teenagers' Halloween drinking party stopped by police

Police have stopped a private Halloween party in Hampshire where more than 50 young teenagers were found drinking.

Officers were alerted to the event at the Sandy Lane sports pavilion in North Baddesley by a mother who was dropping her daughter off.

They found a large quantity of alcohol and an unconscious 16-year-old who was taken to hospital.

The only adult in charge was a 50-year-old woman holding the party for her daughter, said police.

Situation 'alarming'

The party was closed down and the youngsters were guided away.

Insp Jackie Willson said: "This incident raises serious concerns on several levels. There was not enough adult supervision for the number of youngsters present.

"The situation where one teenager had to go to hospital because of alcohol is alarming.

"In addition, there was the problem of shepherding a large group of intoxicated young people away from the area and trying to ensure they returned home safely."