Manchester police closed party
More than 1,000 revellers showed up at a party in Fallowfield, Manchester Getty

Greater Manchester Police closed down a wild house party in Fallowfield after more than 1,000 people descended upon the home.

Officers patrolling the area were called to two addresses - one on Wilmslow Road and one in Brailsford Road - after noise complaints.

When they arrived at the one on Wilmslow Road they were greeted by scenes of more than 1,000 revellers.

Both parties were subsequently closed down as part of a crime crackdown codenamed Project Ark.

GMP Fallowfield Tweeted about the incidents:

The advent and popularity of social media has seen a spate of house parties across the country getting out of hand, reminiscent of the hit 2012 movie Project X.

In October 2013, drunken revellers gatecrashed a public schoolboy's Facebook event at his mother's £1.1m north London home.

Party goers caused £15,000 of damage to the home days after the host's mother went on holiday and told him not to have any parties.

In June that year, police helicopters were scrambled to an exclusive address in Copthorne, Surrey, after word of the bash there spread on Facebook.

The host claimed to The Crawley News that the group invite was set to private but that gatecrashers hijacked it.