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Beckenham man prosecuted for third time

PUBLISHED: 16:01 22 January 2016 | UPDATED: 16:01 22 January 2016

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Warren Day refused to cease playing loud music

A Beckenham man was prosecuted for the third time after being found guilty of breaching an abatement notice at Bexley Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

This was Bromley council’s third successful prosecution since the notice was served on Warren Day five years ago.

Day, of Perth Road, denied all charges, but magistrates fined him a total of £225 as well as an order to pay £500 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

The original notice instructing Day to cease playing loud music was served in December 2011, before breaching the notice three years later when a council noise officer witnessed amplified music heard from a neighbour’s property.

From the evening of January 14, 2015 until the early hours of January 15, the council obtained audio recordings of loud amplified music emanating from Day’s property.

Further recordings were obtained from the following evening and after a review of these recordings, the council was satisfied that there had been two further breaches of the notice.

Executive member for public protection and safety, Kate Lymer said: “This prosecution demonstrates that we will pursue those who breach Notices served against them.

“If a noise abatement notice is not enough to stop someone causing a nuisance, officers will continue to take action until the offender ceases their disruptive activities.”

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