Teen suffers leg injury at Facebook gatecrash party in Kirk Hallam
A TEENAGER was hurt outside a New Year's Eve party after details of the event were posted on social networking site Facebook.
Derbyshire police said they were called to the celebration, in Ridgeway Drive, Kirk Hallam, at 9.15pm to get rid of uninvited guests.
A force spokesman said officers arrived after calls from people living nearby, who said there were rowdy groups of youths outside.
He said they later found a 17-year-old, who had turned up to the party, with a cut to his leg in nearby Wyndale Drive after he was involved in a scuffle.
The spokesman said: "The victim did not see who attacked him and did not see a weapon. He was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre with the injury, which was not serious, and he has since been discharged."
One post on Facebook, asking who was going to the party, led to a conversation with 98 comments.
One person living near to where the party was held also wrote: "I came home from a friend's on the Derby bus and loads (of partygoers) came on that bus and I could hear them unsure of where to go.
"Then, in the opposite way coming up my street, there were 10 people.
"I didn't realise (what was happening) until I heard commotion and went and looked and saw police moving them on.
"But it (got) out of hand after 11pm, when Wyndale was cornered off by a police car."
Police have asked for anyone with information to call them on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.