More than 1300 Goulburn Valley youth have accepted an online invitation to a New Year's Eve party in Tatura, amid fears the event will lead to violence, drug use and damages.KAITLIN THALS November 14, 2012 4:01am
More than 1300 Goulburn Valley youth have accepted an open Facebook invitation to a New Year’s Eve party in Tatura.
The Facebook invitation contains hundreds of posts by local youth about getting drunk and using drugs, having sexual intercourse and removing their clothes.
Police are calling the event ‘‘absoultely ridiculous’’.
The News believes the event is at the same address in Tatura as a party police were called to on Saturday night.
On Saturday, police issued 10 penalty notices to underage people at the address in possession of alcohol.
One penalty notice was issued to the owner for noise problems and one penalty notice was issued to an 18-year-old male for offensive behaviour.
He was observed urinating on a nature strip.
‘‘These parties have become more frequent at this address in recent weeks and the neighbouring residents have had enough, so they will be happy to read about it,’’ Tatura Police Sergeant Darryl Phillips told the Tatura Guardian this week.
The party’s Facebook page contains 10 party rules, including ‘‘you have to get completely f******; you can’t say no to anything; noones aloud (sic) in without goon (cask wine) slung over there (sic) shoulder and throughout the countdown everyone has to remove there (sic) clothing’’.
In September last year police issued a warning to parents about underage parties in the Goulburn Valley.
The warning came after a Shepparton East party was advertised on Facebook and police believed about 600 youth would attend.
The party was cancelled.
Shepparton police Senior Sergeant Ross Brittain yesterday said police were aware of the New Year’s Eve Facebook party and were making inquires about the open invitation event.
‘‘As we’ve seen, there is a big risk with parties posted on a public forum, once you put it into the public arena you have no control of who’s attending and numbers,’’ Sen Sgt Brittain said.
‘‘If you have this amount of people (1300) at a residential premises, it’s absolutely ridiculous.’’
Sen Sgt Brittain said when people organised public online events they did not think about the consequences.
He said large parties could attract ‘‘drug issues, assaults, damages, behavioural issues and criminal offences’’.
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