- Friends were enjoying a garden party at a property in Cambridge on Thursday
- They claim an infamous song about Osama bin Laden was played 'randomly'
- Officers requested a helicopter after they allegedly shouted anti-Islamic abuse
A police helicopter swooped on a garden party after neighbours complained a song mocking Osama bin Laden's death was being played.
Officers were called out after reports the music was too loud and people were allegedly shouting anti-Islamic abuse.
A female officer who attended the home in Cambridge pressed her 'panic button' after 'taking offence' to the infamous track, called the 'Bin Laden Song'.
The parody, which has its own music video, uses the death of the terrorist as a reference for jokes about sex and the military.
Neighbours complained that a song was being played next door which mocked the death of Osama bin Laden (pictured)
But those at the party claimed the song came on unintentionally as they were allowing tracks randomly play on YouTube.
Mark Donovan, who was at the party, was furious and denied anyone at the party had made racist comments.
He said: 'This is music which is well known which was put on YouTube when Bin Laden was killed by the British and American army.
'In the music there is no reference to colour, race, or religion.
'This police officer said she took offence at the song and pressed her panic button on her body cam and that's when about ten police turned up and the police helicopter.
'They are now investigating it as a racist crime. It is ridiculous.'
Police were called to the address at around 10pm on Thursday.
Mr Donovan said: 'The police threatened to arrest everyone if we didn't hand over our karaoke machine and mobile phone.
'At no point were we asked to turn it down or off, and not one member of the public complained about what we were playing, only the level of the volume.
'If we had been asked to turn it down, we would have. In fact I turned it off on seeing the police officer.
'Our son is black, my brother and sister are black, my brother is in the American army.
'It just seems a bit extreme to have ten police officers and helicopter attend over a song which is approved by YouTube which we never actually put on.
'It came on by the shuffle list, and now being investigated as a racial offence, the only person who took offence was the female police officer and its not even a racist song.
'Is this not a waste of police resources and public money when no crime was reported?'
A phone and a karaoke machine were seized.
No arrests were made and the investigation is ongoing.
A Cambridgeshire police spokesman said: 'Officers received a report of an alleged racial hatred incident at a property in Highdene Road.
'We had a report from a member of the public that alleged racist comments were being made.
'Officers are investigating an alleged incident of incitement of racial hatred.'