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Two men fined for being noisy.

TWO men have been fined as "noise nuisances" by Kirklees magistrates.

Martin Rogers, of Haywood Avenue, Marsh, was prosecuted for failing to comply with a notice which was issued on November 12, by playing amplified music on November 16.

The offence was prosecuted under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, section 80(4).

Rogers did not attend the hearing and was found guilty in his absence. Magistrates granted an order to forfeit the sound system and the court fined him PS400 with a victim surcharge of PS40 plus costs of PS665.

Daniel Smith, of Park Parade, Westtown, Dewsbury, was prosecuted after breaching an abatement notice on three occasions with loud voices and amplified sound on September 20 and 28, and again on November 1 last year.

A warrant for the seizure of the audio equipment was obtained and various items were confiscated including two stereo systems, CDs and DVDs, speakers and an amplifier.

The offence was proven in his absence and he was fined PS110 with PS140 costs and the sound equipment was forfeited. He was also given a post-conviction Asbo of two years.

Clr Peter McBride, Kirklees Joint Cabinet member for place, said: "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 necessar y."
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Feb 14, 2014
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