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Date published: 8th March 2018

North Norfolk District Council has been successful in a prosecution against a Sheringham man for breaching a noise-abatement notice six times.

Paul Still, of Barford Road, Sheringham, was found guilty in his absence at Norwich Magistrates Court, Thursday March 8th on six counts of breaching the notice, which was originally issued last December.

The notice had been served following loud and intrusive music from Mr Still’s flat which was directly below the complainants. During the investigation, two warrants were executed for the seizure of equipment associated with amplified music (in December 2017 and January 2018) from Mr Still’s property.

Mr Still – who failed to attend court – was fined £440, ordered to pay £1500 costs and £44 victim surcharge. The orders for forfeiture were granted and therefore the seized amplified music equipment will not be returned to Mr Still.

Cllr Hilary Cox, NNDC Portfolio Holder for the Environment, said: “Still’s behaviour was unacceptable and had a severe detrimental effect on his neighbour’s health and wellbeing.

“After six breaches and continued impact of noise on the neighbours we had to take further action.

“This is the second recent successful enforcement and prosecution of this type by our Environmental Protection Team and legal department, Eastlaw.  People who fail to abide by these notices and continue with their anti-social behaviour must understand that we will not hesitate to bring a prosecution if necessary.”

Last updated: 13th March 2018