Stereo seized for playing music too loud

A NOISY neighbour had her stereo equipment seized after she failed to comply with an abatement notice on five separate occasions. Chelsie Baker, of Arden Crescent, Dagenham, was found guilty at Barking Magistrates Court on Friday of five counts of fail

A NOISY neighbour had her stereo equipment seized after she failed to comply with an abatement notice on five separate occasions.

Chelsie Baker, of Arden Crescent, Dagenham, was found guilty at Barking Magistrates' Court on Friday of five counts of failure to comply with an abatement notice for loud amplified music.

She was fined �200 and ordered to pay costs of �165. Her stereo equipment was forfeited.

The council's noise and nuisance team received more than 40 complaints about music being played too loud and made five visits to Baker's home after the abatement notice had been issued in June.

On the fourth visit, on December 6, 13 items of equipment were seized in an effort to prevent further nuisance.