A "RIOT" broke out in a Southampton neighbourhood after scores of teenagers were reported to have thrown a rock through a house window and threatened a man with a BB gun.

Police have stepped up patrols following the incident on Spalding Road, Thornhill.

A resident told the Daily Echo that youngsters hurled a rock through a woman's window, then hit her over the head with a stone.

After her husband remonstrated a witness said five teenagers threatened him with a BB gun.

No-one has been arrested.

According to residents of nearby Farringford Road, a house party got “out of hand” with a group of youngsters spilling into the street, where they started fighting.

Officers conducted patrols in the area yesterday after the incident on Thursday night

Pensioner David Elliott had his front garden destroyed when the teenagers ripped down his fence to use the panels to beat each other with.

Mr Elliott, 69, said: “It was frightening. About 30 kids of around 15 years old were fighting outside.

"They took stones from my garden and pulled down my fence.

"They hit my neighbour with a hammer and aimed a BB gun at him.”

Another resident said: “The party got out of hand and youngsters were fighting in the street.

"It was a full-on riot. They were throwing rocks and bottles. Some neighbours went outside concerned about their cars. I saw a group of around five youngsters with weapons attacking my neighbour because his wife tried to stop it. One of them was armed with a screwdriver.”

A police spokesperson said: “We were called shortly after 11pm yesterday following reports of a public order incident in Spalding Road. A 17-year-old girl suffered a small cut to her head during the incident, and it was reported that a BB gun was seen. No arrests have been made at this time and investigations are ongoing.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44190290052.