FURIOUS residents say they were kept awake by a raucous house party attended by drunken, cannabis-smoking teens.

Neighbours of an address near Steine Gardens, Brighton, say they watched as police finally dispersed the rowdy revellers at 5am after a long night of screaming, urinating and drinking.

Officers were called to the scene at about 4.40am yesterday to reports of a group brawl involving “a number of youths”.

Residents said the latest party was one of many over several nights and the revellers were the youngest they have seen so far.

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Partygoers leaving in the early hours 

Resident Zina Walker, who lives several doors down from where the noisy gathering was held, said: “The residents of Steine Gardens are up in arms after nights of disturbance.

“Last night there was a massive party of youths, screaming, disturbing the peace and urinating on the road.

“Cameras also caught them trying to gain access to adjoining properties.

“We are at our wits’ end as to what to do. This is a street with young families and disabled housing.

“It is having a massive impact on our mental health.”

Ms Walker said she took to the streets herself as police turned up in the early hours of the morning.

She said: “They looked extremely young to me, they didn’t even look like they were 18.

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“Police came to the property just before midnight but then it got bigger and bigger.

“I was woken up and I thought ‘you know what, I’m going over there’, and as I left my house the police turned up.

“There was a group of about 20 youths walking down the street but there were still people in the house.

“I followed the police into the garden where there was a really bad smell of skunk. I would have thought with the whole Covid thing that this would not be allowed.”

The UK Government eased lockdown restrictions on Saturday.

Now you can meet in groups of up to two households in any location, public or private, indoors or outdoors.

However, it remains the case – even inside someone’s home – that you should socially distance from anyone not in your household or bubble.

People can report noise complaints to Brighton and Hove City Council on its website.

Council officers will investigate noise to check if it is causing a statutory nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said: “At 4.42am on Tuesday, Sussex Police received a noise complaint in relation to a property in Parochial Terrace, Brighton. A fight between a group of young adults was also reported.

“Officers arrived at the scene at 4.52am, but the group had left the location prior to their arrival and no violence was seen. Advice to contact the Environmental Health department regarding the noise was given to the informant.”