999 TV viewers see Doncaster party broken up by police as a rise of alcohol based violence is discussed on the show

A house party that resulted in violence was broken up by Doncaster Police after a worried neighbour was alarmed by the sound of fighting.

By Laura Andrew
Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 9:01 am

Last night’s Channel 4 behind the scenes police documentary 999: What’s Your Emergency? saw officers stop a house party in Doncaster.

The show tackled the change between people drinking in pubs moving to home parties and gatherings.

The call went in to 999 at 12.30am on a Sunday night from an annoyed neighbour.

999: What's Your Emergency is on Channel 4 tonight. (Photo: Channel 4).

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The concerned caller was afraid that a man was pinned up against a wall and it sounded “like they’re killing each other.”

PC Alice Marshall and Matt Spaven were sent to the scene.

PC Marshall, said: “On Friday and Saturday nights in Doncaster drunk people are always looking for a fight.

“You would think that it would be safer to drink from home but there are many fights. “

The birthday party had quickly turned into violence at the home of a Balkan family.

“It’s unbelievable how drunk people can get,” Spaven said.

At the scene multiple men were shirtless and there was smashed glass.

But the residents insisted nothing was wrong.

PC Marshall sent party goers home due to the noise complaint.

She said: “This can’t continue tonight.

“If we get called back someone will be arrested.”

Spaven said: “We get called the fun police a lot.

“Which is probably right, we do spoil fun but we can’t have people being out of control.”

The residents claimed that they would not have been persecuted for loud music in their home country of the Balkan’s.

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