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Audio equipment seized following Ashton-on-Ribble noise complaints

Posted on - 22nd April, 2021 - 11:40am | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Crime, Lancashire Police, Preston Council, Preston News
The seized audio equipment

Officers from the council’s Environmental Protection team have seized several items of sound amplification equipment from an address on Lulworth Avenue, Ashton.

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A warrant was obtained by Preston City Council’s Environmental Protection team, who were assisted by Lancashire Constabulary’s neighbourhood policing team in executing the warrant on Friday 16 April.

This was following Environmental Health officers investigating and witnessing loud music from the address.

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CD players, speakers, amplifiers, radios, electric guitars and other equipment was seized from the address following numerous complaints from neighbours regarding excessively loud music.

Ally Brown, Director of Communities and Environment, said: “Noise nuisance can be very stressful and one of the more common reasons behind neighbour disputes. Often the best way forward is to discuss your concerns with your neighbour in the first instance, before taking a more formal approach of reporting it to us.

“The enforcement action in this case was taken as a last resort following the service of a legal notice, which was ignored by the resident at this address.

“We hope this will send a strong message that this type of anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated in Preston. If residents are suffering from inappropriate, excessive or persistent noise from neighbours, they can contact the Environmental Protection team.”

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Sergeant Gemma Clifton from Preston Neighbourhood Policing Team added: “Instances of noise nuisance can have an extremely detrimental effect on the quality of life of the victims.

“On this occasion our Neighbourhood Policing Team have assisted officers from Environmental Health with the execution of their warrant, and hope this sends a clear message that action will be taken against this behaviour.”

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