'Around 50' rampaging teens trash Scottish family's home after 14-year-old invites friends over while parents are away

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Rampaging teenagers trashed a family’s home after a 14-year-old invited her friends over.

Candice Henderson's daughter arranged a small gathering while her mum and brothers, aged two and six were away on holiday.

Rampaging teenagers trashed a familys home after a 14-year-old invited her pals over.

Rampaging teenagers trashed a familys home after a 14-year-old invited her pals over.

But she was shocked when a mob of around 50 gatecrashers arrived and left a trail of destruction in their wake at Balunie Street, Douglas, Dundee.

Video shows police arriving at mum Candice's house to deal with the uninvited guests.

They pulled light fittings from the ceiling, burst holes in doors, smashed windows, daubed graffiti on the walls, overturned furniture and destroyed the girl’s younger brothers’ Christmas presents and beds.

The damage on Saturday 11 January was so bad that Candice has moved her family out of their home.

The incident took place on Balunie Street in Dundee. Picture: Google

The incident took place on Balunie Street in Dundee. Picture: Google

Police were eventually called and escorted the teens from the house, but the youngsters later returned to the property and wreaked more havoc inside.

The alarm was raised by Candice’s mum, Aileen Henderson, (the girl's grandmother) who was contacted by worried neighbours.

Aileen said: “The damage they have caused is unbelievable.

“Holes were punched in doors, walls were written on and furniture was smashed and overturned.

“They even smashed the boys’ beds which are no longer able to be used.”

Video footage of the aftermath of the damage, which shows the wreckage left behind.

And the Evening Telegraph revealed footage of the incident which shows the police at the scene breaking-up the party, before the teens returned later.

Candice and her children have now been forced to seek refuge at Aileen’s house because their fixtures and fittings have been completely destroyed.

Aileen said: “My daughter only moved into the house in November and had spent a lot of time and money doing it up.

“She had bought new furniture and everything has been destroyed. There are no beds for the boys, so they can’t stay there just now.

“The light fittings have been completely destroyed, so she can’t even put the lights on.

“She’s going to have to start from scratch and as a single mum it’s going to be very hard.

“The damage caused is completely unbelievable,” she added.

The incident sent shockwaves around the street, where some of the perpetrators are believed to live.

Aileen added: “One neighbour sent me a video and it’s absolutely disgusting what these youngsters got up to.

“We know who some of them are and we hope their parents take responsibility. One mum even offered to buy paint to cover up the writing on the wall but it goes way beyond that. The way these kids behaved was awful.”

Aileen said the family was now appealing to anyone who could replace any of the household items that were damaged.

She said: “The worst thing is that there is nowhere for the boys to sleep.

“Any help with beds would be very welcome.”

A police spokesman said: “We received a report of a disturbance at a house on Balunie Street at around 10pm on Saturday.

“Officers attended and removed the group of people within the house.

“At around 10.35pm on Saturday, we received a report of vandalism at the same address.

“Two 15-year-old boys were taken to their parents and reported to the children’s reporter.”