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Loud music shook neighbour’s home
A YOUNG woman who played loud music in the early hours to annoy her neighbours faces a court bill after she failed to turn up at court.
Hayley King, 22, did not appear at York Magistrates Court to answer two charges of breaching a noise abatement order despite having been served with a summons.
Magistrates who decided to hear the case in her absence convicted her twice after hearing esidents in Middleton Road, Acomb , had called out noise patrol at 2.24am on April 22 because loud music coming from King’s house was so loud it could be heard in the street and prevented people from sleeping.
Anthony Dean, prosecuting for City of York Council , said King turned it off when officers spoke to her, and later told council officers she had deliberately played loud music because she had wanted to annoy her neighbours.
The noise patrol had to return to the street at 11.20pm on May 25, when the music coming from King’s house was so loud and the bass so heavy it shook the floor of a nearby house and distorted the music.
The music kept starting and stopping, which made it particularly disruptive to other people. King later told officers she had been drunk.
Her actions breached an abatement notice ordering her to keep the noise down which had been made on December 5 last year after she had played music so loud neighbours had complained about her on five different occasions between August 2010 and December 2011.
King was conditionally discharged for 12 months and ordered to pay £200 prosecution costs. Magistrates said because she lived on benefits, they could not impose a large fine.
The council has confiscated her music equipment. Since the noise problems she has left Middleton Road and now lives elsewhere.