Girls barricade themselves in home as 30-strong gang of yobs storm party

Dr Peter Saund with daughter Keeya, son Neel and some of the partygoers

Dr Peter Saund with daughter Keeya, son Neel and some of the partygoers

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’“IT was an hour of terror.”

Those are the words of a frightened family after a violent gang of gatecrashers invaded a Hampshire home during a schoolgirl’s birthday party.

One teenager was struck across the face while fences were smashed down and bottles broken as a group of 30 drunken revellers arrived and went on the rampage, even trying to batter their way indoors.

Keeya Saund and her friends barricaded themselves inside her Winchester home, as her brother and dad tried desperately to get rid of the 30-strong gang who had packed into their garden, having been evicted from another party close by.

Daily Echo:

‘Screaming’ Some of the 15-year-old’s friends, who were locked outside, banged on the doors, screaming to be allowed back in, as the gatecrashers, who had music blaring from a ghetto blaster, went on a wrecking spree, kicking in fence panels and throwing punches.

It was almost an hour before her dad Dr Peter Saund, her older brother Neel and his friends were able to boot the rowdy mob from their Sarum Road home, bringing what had been a perfectly normal party to an abrupt end.

The drama started to unfold on Saturday night at about 10.45pm, when a large crowd of teenagers, aged about 16 and 17, stumbled across Keeya’s 15th birthday disco in the double-garage of her family home, attended by 40 of her friends.

Daily Echo:

Dr Peter Saund inspects some damage after the party

Having read about hundreds of gatecrashers ruining a Hallowe’en party in neighbouring Chilbolton Avenue, Keeya and her family had taken precautions to prevent trouble, drawing up a guest list, stamping invited guests with crosses on the back of their hands and having her 18-year-old brother and seven of his friends as chaperones.

But even this did not stop the gang invading the party.

Suddenly eight of them had got inside, while others started streaming on to the property, causing panic among the young partygoers.

Neel and Keeya’s friends quickly managed to eject those uninvited guests from the house, locking the door behind them, but Neel and his friends were then confronted by the mob who had streamed into the back garden.

Neel, a student at Peter Symonds College, said: “It was total anarchy. They were really looking for a fight and we were totally outnumbered.

Daily Echo:

Damaged fence panels

“My house is my castle and was being violated by this gang of gatecrashers. It was ridiculous the way they were acting.

“It was an intimidating situation.”

Alerted by the drama going on downstairs by one of the worried party guests, Dr Saund went outside to help his son.

The sight of an adult got the gang moving, but as they went, they kicked in fence panels, trashed the garden by riding a bike across the grass and one of Neel’s friends was struck in the face.

Widower Dr Saund, a dental surgeon at Boyatt Wood Dental Practice, who recently flew out to Kenya to help train medics to treat those living in deprived areas, said: “It was an hour of terror.

Barricaded inside “My daughter and her friends barricaded themselves inside but some were left outside terrified and they started screaming to be allowed back in.

“They started to retreat but not without leaving a path of destruction behind.

Daily Echo:

“The girls were really shook up, but I am just relieved that nobody was injured.

“I’m really proud of how my kids stepped up to the mark and want to warn others that even parties in a quiet, leafy area like this can fall victim to gatecrashers.”

Keeya, a pupil at King Edward’s School, added: “It was scary when they got into the house. We were having a normal party but it got out of hand because of these stupid gatecrashers who were screaming, trying to get in.”

Police confirmed that they did receive a call about the incident and attended the scene but no arrests were made.

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7:53am Mon 3 Feb 14

bigfella777 says...

The moment when somebody rode a bicycle across the lawn must have been terrifying. One can only imagine the sheer horror of it.
The moment when somebody rode a bicycle across the lawn must have been terrifying. One can only imagine the sheer horror of it. bigfella777
  • Score: -29

9:19am Mon 3 Feb 14

boilerman says...

bigfella777 wrote:
The moment when somebody rode a bicycle across the lawn must have been terrifying. One can only imagine the sheer horror of it.
Usual response from you bigfella.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: The moment when somebody rode a bicycle across the lawn must have been terrifying. One can only imagine the sheer horror of it.[/p][/quote]Usual response from you bigfella. boilerman
  • Score: 42

10:44am Mon 3 Feb 14

Brite Spark says...

This must have been scary, and there was no need to take a fence.
This must have been scary, and there was no need to take a fence. Brite Spark
  • Score: 11

12:26pm Mon 3 Feb 14

kiddynamite says...

i blame the parents!
i blame the parents! kiddynamite
  • Score: -21

2:21pm Mon 3 Feb 14

rightway says...

bigfella777 wrote:
The moment when somebody rode a bicycle across the lawn must have been terrifying. One can only imagine the sheer horror of it.
big fella,
No doubt you would have given those 30 yobs what for.
But not every 15 year old girl is as big and brave as you.
What a guy, you're my hero.
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: The moment when somebody rode a bicycle across the lawn must have been terrifying. One can only imagine the sheer horror of it.[/p][/quote]big fella, No doubt you would have given those 30 yobs what for. But not every 15 year old girl is as big and brave as you. What a guy, you're my hero. rightway
  • Score: 24

2:33pm Mon 3 Feb 14

batesieboy says...

The yobs pass down from generation to generation...so comforting to know that some things never change.
The yobs pass down from generation to generation...so comforting to know that some things never change. batesieboy
  • Score: 4

3:11pm Mon 3 Feb 14

Rocket 1 says...

bigfella777 wrote:
The moment when somebody rode a bicycle across the lawn must have been terrifying. One can only imagine the sheer horror of it.
KN*B HEAD
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: The moment when somebody rode a bicycle across the lawn must have been terrifying. One can only imagine the sheer horror of it.[/p][/quote]KN*B HEAD Rocket 1
  • Score: 19

3:16pm Mon 3 Feb 14

sasmike says...

I blame osvaldo
I blame osvaldo sasmike
  • Score: 5

3:25pm Mon 3 Feb 14

wheresthemoneygone says...

Unfortunately, several morons have commented above and must be similar to the cretins that caused the drunken havoc.

Where are the intelligent contributions?

Without wanting to sound alarmist; I think this is class-materialist 'war'.Similar to the riots several years ago.This is going to happen a lot more.

Perhaps the really worrying aspect of this was: Where were and what were the police doing and ,frankly,what is the point of them? This was a middle class family whom I thought the police would be quick to run to the aid of but not a bit of it.So who are the police protecting - surely they're not there just to protect society's elite.Of course they are -they're just not as fussy any more - everyday crime is at bottom of their(the 'chiefs') list of priorities.Really shocking, there should be an enquiry - at the politicians personal expense - sorry, we still pay.
Unfortunately, several morons have commented above and must be similar to the cretins that caused the drunken havoc. Where are the intelligent contributions? Without wanting to sound alarmist; I think this is class-materialist 'war'.Similar to the riots several years ago.This is going to happen a lot more. Perhaps the really worrying aspect of this was: Where were and what were the police doing and ,frankly,what is the point of them? This was a middle class family whom I thought the police would be quick to run to the aid of but not a bit of it.So who are the police protecting - surely they're not there just to protect society's elite.Of course they are -they're just not as fussy any more - everyday crime is at bottom of their(the 'chiefs') list of priorities.Really shocking, there should be an enquiry - at the politicians personal expense - sorry, we still pay. wheresthemoneygone
  • Score: -12

7:05pm Mon 3 Feb 14

thesouth says...

Hope the kids that did this get caught. Uneducated low lives who need to be shipped off somewhere far far away so the decent can carry on
Living in peace
Hope the kids that did this get caught. Uneducated low lives who need to be shipped off somewhere far far away so the decent can carry on Living in peace thesouth
  • Score: 10

8:03pm Mon 3 Feb 14

southamptonadi says...

wheresthemoneygone wrote:
Unfortunately, several morons have commented above and must be similar to the cretins that caused the drunken havoc.

Where are the intelligent contributions?

Without wanting to sound alarmist; I think this is class-materialist 'war'.Similar to the riots several years ago.This is going to happen a lot more.

Perhaps the really worrying aspect of this was: Where were and what were the police doing and ,frankly,what is the point of them? This was a middle class family whom I thought the police would be quick to run to the aid of but not a bit of it.So who are the police protecting - surely they're not there just to protect society's elite.Of course they are -they're just not as fussy any more - everyday crime is at bottom of their(the 'chiefs') list of priorities.Really shocking, there should be an enquiry - at the politicians personal expense - sorry, we still pay.
What's that all about. Why should the police come running because they are middle class, personally I hope the go running to crimes prioritised In order of seriousness not to because of class. How do you know what they were doing. Every time I have phoned 999 they respond very quickly.

I'm sure we live in an open country with free speech, wether there post is moronic or intelligent, it's their right as long as they are not abusive.
[quote][p][bold]wheresthemoneygone[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately, several morons have commented above and must be similar to the cretins that caused the drunken havoc. Where are the intelligent contributions? Without wanting to sound alarmist; I think this is class-materialist 'war'.Similar to the riots several years ago.This is going to happen a lot more. Perhaps the really worrying aspect of this was: Where were and what were the police doing and ,frankly,what is the point of them? This was a middle class family whom I thought the police would be quick to run to the aid of but not a bit of it.So who are the police protecting - surely they're not there just to protect society's elite.Of course they are -they're just not as fussy any more - everyday crime is at bottom of their(the 'chiefs') list of priorities.Really shocking, there should be an enquiry - at the politicians personal expense - sorry, we still pay.[/p][/quote]What's that all about. Why should the police come running because they are middle class, personally I hope the go running to crimes prioritised In order of seriousness not to because of class. How do you know what they were doing. Every time I have phoned 999 they respond very quickly. I'm sure we live in an open country with free speech, wether there post is moronic or intelligent, it's their right as long as they are not abusive. southamptonadi
  • Score: 15

3:59am Tue 4 Feb 14

andoru says...

"music blaring from a ghetto blaster"

When was this party? 1992?
"music blaring from a ghetto blaster" When was this party? 1992? andoru
  • Score: 29

7:38pm Thu 6 Feb 14

MrBond007 says...

I blame everyone. Schools, parents, government n whatever is left of society really. His house was picked out because it was expensive and had a nice car parked out front and everyone would envy that and makes it a good target.

Everyone is out for themselves, no one is taught morals or even basic respect for other people and their belongings. Just the kind of place England is becoming. All booze, fights, gangs, wayward young people and no community, respect or decency.

The reality is England is done, it has gone so far down this who cares, i do what i want path with no morals, upbringing or even a society and has become a very violent, unfriendly, problematic and selfish place.
I blame everyone. Schools, parents, government n whatever is left of society really. His house was picked out because it was expensive and had a nice car parked out front and everyone would envy that and makes it a good target. Everyone is out for themselves, no one is taught morals or even basic respect for other people and their belongings. Just the kind of place England is becoming. All booze, fights, gangs, wayward young people and no community, respect or decency. The reality is England is done, it has gone so far down this who cares, i do what i want path with no morals, upbringing or even a society and has become a very violent, unfriendly, problematic and selfish place. MrBond007
  • Score: 6

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