Sixth form party in Woodbridge closed down by police

Woodbridge Community Hall

Woodbridge Community Hall

A private party in Woodbridge had to be closed down by police last night after they received complaints of loud music and large groups of youths hanging around.

Officers from Suffolk police were called to the “disturbance” at Woodbridge community centre in Station Road just after 9pm.

Around 100 people were attending the event, which is believed to have been a sixth form party.

One resident from neighbouring Deben View sheltered housing complex, Paul Izzard, said: “We had to shut the windows.

“It’s not that bad, it’s just the background noise. The music we could could hear it over the TV with the windows open.

“We don’t mind people enjoying themselves but it’s next to a sheltered housing scheme.

“I don’t think it was that bad compared to others they have had before.”

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Fellow resident Mike Skeggs added: “We are used to it because we get the boy racers up and down there.

“At this time of year it’s hot so you have the windows open.

“I think we have had it (noisy parties) twice this summer.

“This building faces onto it. People forget this is an old people’s residence.”

A police spokeswoman said: “We had a few residents calling about noise and music and people milling around in the street.

“There were no arrests and no-one reported any assaults but there were a lot of people there so we took the decision to close the party down at 9.54pm and the hall was cleared by 9.58pm.”