Noisy neighbour’s stereo and televisions seized in Batley

Kirklees Magistates Court.
Kirklees Magistates Court.

A noisy neighbour has had his stereo, TVs and radio cassette player taken away for playing his music too loudly.

Luke Pert, of Healey Lane, Batley, was found guilty of noise pollution after failing to comply with a noise abatement notice.

He continued to play loud dance music at his home, breaching the notice on four separate occasions in April.

Kirklees Council applied for a warrant to seize Pert’s music equipment.

Pollution and noise officers seized two televisions, a stereo, a radio cassette player, DVDs and CDs in May.

Pert was found guilty in his absence at Kirklees Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

He was fined £700, and ordered to pay £400 costs and £70 victim surcharge.

Magistrates also issued an order for Mr Pert to forfeit his equipment.

Coun Steve Hall, cabinet member for place, said: “Night time noise can lead to upset and disturbance for your neighbours.

“The night time noise team try to resolve noisy neighbour complaints informally but will use the powers they have to seize music making equipment and prosecute offenders when necessary.”