Three day party from hell sees out-of-control revellers trash Gants Hill flat

Before and after shots of the flats living room, which was totally trashed by partygoers.

Before and after shots of the flats living room, which was totally trashed by partygoers. - Credit: Nathan Jones

Vomit-smeared walls, countless broken bottles and a smashed television was just some of the devastation caused when out-of-control partygoers trashed a rented flat this weekend.

The toilet after the party. Picture: Nathan Jones

The toilet after the party. Picture: Nathan Jones - Credit: Nathan Jones

Residents at The Point, in Clarence Avenue, Gants Hill, were forced to call the police repeatedly as the scene descended into chaos.

A neighbour, who did not wish to be named, was one of the first to see the devastation left behind when partied-out revellers finally left on Sunday.

“The pictures don’t do it justice,” he told the Recorder. “Everywhere you looked there was damage .

“The smell was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced before, a mix of vomit, drugs and alcohol.

They smashed the TV. Picture: Nathan Jones

They smashed the TV. Picture: Nathan Jones - Credit: Nathan Jones


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“Walking into the ruins of that flat was a complete assault on the senses.”

At around 3am on Sunday morning, police officers had finally entered the building after numerous reports of drug-taking at the party.

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They asked to be allowed into the flat but were denied access. Powerless to do any more to stop the partying, they left soon after.

“That was the worst possible thing the police could have done, because after that it got worse,” he said.

They smashed the TV. Picture: Nathan Jones

They smashed the TV. Picture: Nathan Jones - Credit: Nathan Jones

“They swarmed out of the flat and started knocking on all the doors trying to find out who had called the police on them.

“I stayed awake until 8am because I was afraid they would try and break in.

“I was fearful for my life.”

A Metropolitan Police spokesman confirmed they were called to Clarence Avenue on both Saturday and Sunday nights following a number of reports of excessive noise, anti-social behaviour and criminal damage.

On Sunday, one man was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage but was later released without charge.

Police contacted the flat’s managing agents about the issues, and the property has been vacated and secured.

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