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Noisy neighbour has stereo confiscated

PUBLISHED: 07:30 04 May 2010 | UPDATED: 10:11 02 July 2010

People living in a Norwich suburb have told how a nightmare neighbour whose house was raided by police and council officers made life on their quiet street hell.

People living in a Norwich suburb have told how a nightmare neighbour whose house was raided by police and council officers made life on their quiet street hell.

The house, on Pikeman Place in Dussindale, had music equipment including three hi-fi stereos, two mixing decks and two televisions confiscated after the occupants failed to comply with a noise abatement notice.

Today, people living nearby told how they were kept awake until the early hours of the morning by blaring music.

One mother, who did not want to be named, said: “He has caused loads of problems. People's children are being kept up until about 2am by the loud drum and bass music and there has been lots of antisocial behaviour. But people are scared to approach him and feel quite threatened because there is alcohol involved.

“I've heard it and seen the problems going on - I have to get up for work in the morning and it keeps my son up too - I don't want him up in the middle of the night. He is a nightmare neighbour.”

Another resident, who did not want to be named, said: “It goes on until the early hours of the morning and is really loud.”

Andy Jarvis, head of environmental services at Broadland District Council, said the action was taken to deal with a “serious and persistent noise maker” who “wilfully ignored a legal notice served by the council”.

He said: “This is a reminder to the few anti-social residents in Broadland who think they can get away with disturbing the peace that we will take action to deal with their behaviour.

“With the summer nearly upon us I would ask everyone to think if they are having a party or barbeque - keep music to a reasonable level and check that you are not causing a problem to others. Keep the music to yourself.”

Do you have a problem with noisy neighbours? Call reporter Matthew Sparkes on 01603 772439 or email matthew.sparkes@archant.co.uk.

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