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Dagenham woman fined for ‘excessive, vibrating’ music

PUBLISHED: 16:14 27 May 2015 | UPDATED: 16:29 27 May 2015

Armbruster was ordered to pay a fine at Barkingside Magistrates' Court for playing loud music

Armbruster was ordered to pay a fine at Barkingside Magistrates' Court for playing loud music

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A Dagenham woman has been slammed with a bill of more than £500 for playing excessively loud music late at night.

Natasha Armbruster, of Wood Lane, Dagenham, pleaded guilty to failing to turn down the volume at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court on May 15.

Barking and Dagenham’s noise and nuisance officer, Mark Chapman, said it was the worst case he had seen in his 13 years working in the borough.

“I have never heard anything so excessive. The music was so loud, the walls were literally vibrating,” he said.

Armbruster was fined £100 and ordered to pay £484 costs and a victim surcharge of £20 after the council’s noise and nuisance team were called out to her flat.

They visited once in the late evening and once at 2.55am in January.

She pleaded guilty to breaching the Noise Abatement Notice on both occasions.


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