Neighbours from hell at party house

ASHLEIGH STEWART
Last updated 05:00 03/01/2014

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Teenagers living at a Spreydon property where a New Year's Eve party was shut down by police in full riot gear have held events on a similar scale every week for the past four months, a neighbour says.

Zak Coulter is at his "wits' end" after the latest party at the Frankleigh St property, which culminated in 200 revellers breaking windows and throwing bottles.

It was the second time in less than a week that police had shut down a party there, but the events have been occurring more often, Coulter said.

"They've been having parties every week leading up to Christmas for the last four months.

"There was one week where they were drunk the entire week."

Coulter lives at the property directly beside the one where the party was held. He resides with his mother, his mother's partner and his grandmother.

A teenager who lives in the property, which is owned by his father, said after the party he had no intention of apologising to his neighbours.

Coulter told The Press he had frequent altercations with the tenants when asking them to turn their music down.

The family frequently had to clear rubbish from their property after the parties and three windows had been broken from partygoers throwing bottles over the fence.

They called the police at least 10 times a week to complain about events on the property.

He and other neighbours have had enough of the abuse, he said.

"I don't feel safe . . . I don't know how it has got to this point.

"I know that every one that lives around me are at wits' end."

The teenager could not be reached for comment yesterday. He earlier told The Press he was glad police arrived because the party was out of control.

"Too many people showed up. Everyone was drunk and it blew up from a small party to blood on the street. People started throwing bottles and pushing each other over and stuff."

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