Fury over partying students

PUBLISHED: 10:34 21 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:12 26 October 2009

SELFISH students held an all-night party, forcing neighbours' children to be kept off school. Residents in Almond Walk, Hatfield, were shocked by the loud music and the drunk and abusive attitudes of partygoers on Thursday. Many called police and some chi

SELFISH students held an all-night party, forcing neighbours' children to be kept off school.

Residents in Almond Walk, Hatfield, were shocked by the loud music and the drunk and abusive attitudes of partygoers on Thursday.

Many called police and some children were so sleep-deprived they needed the next day off school.

Hatfield community sergeant Keith Dean said neighbours' feelings were running high.

He said: "Residents are well and truly fed up.

"This group of young people showed a selfish disregard for the residents of the area and have made no attempts to curb their behaviour which also reflects very poorly on the landlord and letting agents."

He added that his officers were only able to deal with public order offences, but referred the matter to Welwyn Hatfield Council's environmental health team, the university and is in consultation with letting agents and landlords.

* Who is to blame? Should the landlords or university be doing more? Email kelly-ann.kiernan@whtimes.co.uk or have your say via this website


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