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Bromley Council prosecutes repeatedly noisy neighbour

PUBLISHED: 18:00 30 April 2014

A woman has had to pay out more than £3,000 in fines and fees after complaints she repeatedly played music at unacceptably loud levels.

Emma Vale, of Rangefield Road, Bromley, was fined £1,800 plus a £180 victim surcharge andordered to pay £1,204.67 in costs to the council.

She was prosecuted following several complaints by neighbours of very loud music coming from her home.

She failed to attend Bromley magistrates for the second time on April 9 and failed to respond to allegations of a noise nuisance witnessed on January 25.

The court heard that despite being served with an abatement notice in December 2012, Miss Vale had continued to play music at an unacceptable level since then.

This was witnessed by officers of the council’s noise service and she was convicted in her absence.

Head of environmental protection Jim McGowan said: “People who blatantly persist in causing a noise nuisance will be prosecuted.

“These individuals have no regard for their neighbours and seem determined to ignore our warnings.

“This thoughtless behaviour will not be tolerated in Bromley.”

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