TV and stereos seized in Beccles after noise complaints

Environmental health officers in Waveney seized a 52' flat screen television, two stereos and CDs from a house in Beccles this morning after complaints from neighbours.

The officers, accompanied by police officers, went to a property in Coney Hill and took away the equipment using a warrant.

Noise abatement orders had previously been issued after complaints and further investigations from environmental protection officers.

A case is being prepared for the alleged offence of breaching the notice, and the maximum fine for this would be �5,000 for an individual, and �20,000 for a business.

Mary Rudd, Waveney district council cabinet member for community health said: 'The council takes its responsibilities with regard to noise and other forms of anti-social behaviour very seriously. We will not tolerate this sort of behaviour in the Waveney district.

'Noise from amplified music can be a nuisance at any time dependent on the circumstances, but it is a much more serious problem late at night when people have a right to expect to be able to sleep without suffering this sort of intrusion.'

The move came on the same day that a dispersal zone was set up to cover anti-social behaviour in Rigbourne Hill, Sandy Lane, Centre Close, Stanton Close, Swines Green, St Georges Road, Coney Hill, Castle Hill, Banham Road, Clerks Piece, High Leas, Endgate Close and Darby Road, in Beccles.

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The zone has been introduced after the police and council received a number of complaints about large groups, aggressive behaviour, criminal damage and underage drinking.

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