We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

MySpace wrecks family home

Just having a few friends over...

It's ironic that a site called MySpace is responsible for a bunch of strangers - known in the social-networking scene as "friends" – wrecking someone else's house.

A teenage girl, left in charge of her parents' house while they enjoyed a caravan holiday, advertised a party on her MySpace page.

Calling it the "Let's trash the average family-sized house disco party" probably didn't help, as more than 200 teenagers from across the country descended on the quiet cul-de-sac, causing mayhem on the upmarket County Durham housing estate.

Damage estimated at around £20,000 was caused to the detached house.

The 17-year-old girl's mother said her daughter denied posting that message, but had admitted arranging a party for a smaller number of people.

Every room in the house was ransacked and the girl's mother's wedding dress was urinated on.

Mum described the party as "house rape" and called the revellers "worse than animals".

Party-goers swung from ceiling light fittings, stubbed out cigarettes on the carpet, vomited throughout the house and barricaded the back door to prevent concerned neighbours from intervening.

We can categorically deny that PC Advisor is planning anything similar on its own MySpace page.

IDG UK Sites

Best Christmas 2014 UK tech deals, Boxing Day 2014 UK tech deals & January sales 2015 UK tech...

IDG UK Sites

LED vs Halogen: Why now could be the right time to invest in LED bulbs

IDG UK Sites

Christmas' best ads: See great festive spots studios have created to promote themselves and clients

IDG UK Sites

Why Apple shouldn't be blamed for exploitation in China and Indonesia