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Noisy neighbours charged over £3,000 after loud music complaints

PUBLISHED: 16:11 30 November 2015

Equipment that was seized

Equipment that was seized

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Daniel Cronin and Wayne Netherwood had their cases heard in Bromley Magistrates Court on November 18

Two Bromley men have been prosecuted by the council’s public protection division following complaints regarding loud music.

The cases were heard in Bromley Magistrates Court on November 18 and both resulted in fines and equipment being seized.

In the first case, Daniel Cronin of Calverley Close, Beckenham failed to attend court and the case was heard in his absence and he was found guilty of causing a noise nuisance on the August 19 and 26.

He was fined £200 plus £150 criminal courts charge, £20 victim surcharge and ordered to pay £1,468 in costs due within 28 days.

Cronin had previously been prosecuted and found guilty on July 29 for three other noise offences.

As part of the ongoing noise case, a warrant of entry was obtained by the council’s noise team and stereos and speakers were seized from Cronin’s property.

The court also granted a forfeiture order for the seized equipment, which will now be disposed of via donation to charity.

In the second case heard on the same day, Wayne Netherwood of Grovelands Road, Orpington, who also failed to attend ccourt, was found guilty of a single offence, fined £500, £150 criminal courts charge, £20 victim surcharge and ordered to pay £1,402 in costs within 28 days.

In addition Mr Netherwood also had seized equipment forfeited, which will also be disposed of through charitable donation.

Cllr Kate Lymer, executive member for public protection and safety, said: “This action shows that those who have little regard for their neighbours, and cause a nuisance will be dealt with using the powers available to our officers.

“Individuals who commit these types of offences may now also face eviction by their respective housing associations as a result of their convictions using new powers under the Antisocial Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act.”

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