Man charged following alleged house boat party in Hackney

Two police men walk around a residential area.

Police were called in the early hours of February 13 to a house boat on the River Lea. - Credit: Metropolitan Police

A man has been charged by police after about 30 people allegedly gathered for a party on a houseboat in Hackney. 

Jordy Nicholas Van Duijvenbode, 31, of no fixed address, was charged on Valentine's Day with one count of holding a gathering of more than 30 people and one count of participating in a gathering of two or more people. 

Police received several calls in the early hours of February 13 which reported a large number of people playing music on a boat on the River Lea, somewhere between Tottenham Lock and Hackney. 

Officers went to a boat off Hackney Marshes at about 4.20am. 

Duijvenbode was released on bail to appear before Thames Magistrates' Court on Tuesday, March 2. 

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People can call the police's non-emergency line on 101 or report information anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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