An Airbnb landlord has been left picking up the pieces of his broken home after it was trashed by revellers who turned an 18th birthday into a ‘riot’.
When police arrived to try to control the party they were attacked by the out-of-control crowd who threw items at them.
Snapchat footage of the gathering on Good Friday showed people drinking and dancing on Delamere Street, Levenshulme in Manchester, with ’18’ balloons in the background.
People living on the street said their ‘windows were shaking’ as the party spilled into the street.
Residents said a few people were seen listening to music in the garden before the gathering ‘spiralled out of control’.
The owner of the trashed house said he was ‘devastated’.
He spent the morning assessing the damage and tidying up the nitrous oxide canisters which littered the pavement.
He said: ‘It’s just disappointing this sort of thing has happened.
‘It’s a residential area. It’s not what this house is for. It states that clearly in the terms and conditions. There were just lots of people making a racket.
‘I think it was a Facebook party. I’m devastated.’
Among the damage was a TV which had been thrown behind a bed, broken crockery dumped in the street, and the front gate and fence which have both been smashed.
The homeowner, who asked not to be named, said he arrived at around 9.30pm and asked the crowd to leave and go home.
He said they agreed to shut the party down, but it started up again at around 11.30pm and continued until around 4am.
A neighbour said they have been ‘traumatised’ by the event and said: ‘The noise… it was more than noise, it was more like a riot.
‘To start with, it was just a few people playing music around the back and it just escalated. The neighbour’s windows were shaking the noise was that bad.
‘I’d say there were at least 200 people. I’ve never seen the street so full. It’s usually pretty peaceful.’
Another resident said: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it in my life. It was pretty frightening, wondering if your windows were going to go through. They were even sitting on our car.
‘We’ve seen the owner this morning and he couldn’t apologise enough. He’s a nice guy. There’s been no trouble before.’
Police are trawling CCTV and have asked people at the party to come forward.
DC Chris Henderson, said: ‘Not only had the party-goers duped the home owner, the party got out of hand, they terrified local residents in their own homes, then reacted with violence towards police officers when they attempted to clear the party.
‘This behaviour is simply unacceptable.’
An Airbnb spokeswoman said: ‘We have zero tolerance for this type of behaviour, have removed the guest from our platform and are providing the host with our full support.
‘There have been over half a billion guest arrivals on Airbnb and, with two million people staying on Airbnb on any given night, incidents like this are incredibly rare.’