A MAN who played music so loudly it made his neighbour's floor vibrate has been been ordered to pay more than £1000.

Sean Harman, 37, was convicted yesterday [Wednesday] in his absence at York Magistrates' Court, of breaching a noise abatement notice on May 21.

Harman's home in Bishophill Junior was raided on May 24 by City of York Council's Community Safety Team, days after complaints from neighbours about loud music disturbing them and breaking a noise abatement order Mr Harman had already been handed.

At the time, the council enforcement officers said they had been there to hear songs including "Sweet Home Alabama" and "Smack My B**** Up" played so loudly they made the neighbour's floor vibrate.

At yesterday’s hearing, magistrates fined Harman £660, ordered him to pay costs of £760 and to pay a victim surcharge of £66. 

  • Noise from licensed premises or businesses should be reported to 01904 551525 or on public.protection@york.gov.uk
  • Noise from homes can be reported to the Neighbourhood Enforcement team on 01904 551555 or on neo@york.gov.uk.
  • There is a Friday and Saturday evening noise patrol service from 9pm- 3am, responding to complaints about both business and domestic premises. It can be contacted on 01904 551555.