Bullingdon Club causes damage at Hartwell House

One of the most prestigious historic houses in the area was damaged by members of the Bullingdon Club in an alcohol-fuelled night.

Hartwell House hosted a party for the club, whose members were thought to be celebrating the end of their studies at Oxford University.

But the night began to get out of hand when a glass was thrown through a window.

Police were then called after one of the members tried to damage the pipes in the toilet of the hotel and damage to a Mazda MX5 car is now being investigated.

Hartwell House managing director Ian Scott played down the incident as a tradition which got out of hand.

During a toast at dinner it is traditional for the speaker to throw a glass over his shoulder, only this time it went through a window.

The night was booked under a fake name due to the reputation of the group.

Mr Scott emphasised no lasting damage was done to the 17th century building.

The club has a reputation for causing drunken damage and have been previously blamed for smashing 468 windows of the Peckwater Quad of Christ Church in Oxford.

A number of high powered politicians have been members, including Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne.


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