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Date published: 9th May 2018

North Norfolk District Council has successfully brought a prosecution against a nuisance neighbour who breached a noise-abatement notice.

John Noon, of Northfield Waye, Wells, had been served with the noise-abatement notice in 2016, but an NNDC officer witnessed a breach of the notice in June 2017. Loud music – including profane lyrics – was being played from a speaker out of an open window.

In January, Noon pleaded not guilty to breaching the notice, but he failed to turn up to the hearing at King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, May 2. He was found guilty in his absence of breaching the notice and was fined £750, and ordered to pay costs of £3,000 and instructed to pay compensation to the complainant of £500.

The complainant has described how he has suffered with lack of sleep over the years because of the noise and has become irritable.

Cllr Hilary Cox, NNDC Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: “It’s great news that this prosecution was successful. It shows once again that we won’t tolerate people who make their neighbours’ lives a misery.

“Everyone deserves to be able to live in peace and without suffering from the anti-social behaviour of others.”


Last updated: 9th May 2018