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Noisy tenant fined and has equipment confiscated

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Noisy tenant fined and has equipment confiscated

A Six Town Housing tenant who continued to cause noise nuisance to his neighbours has been fined and had his equipment permanently confiscated.

Marlon Prescod-Brown (aged 33) of Powell Street, Bury was found guilty of four offences and now has a bill of £3,600 to pay.

Environmental health officers at Bury Council first served Prescod-Brown with a noise abatement notice in June 2020 following complaints about continued noise coming from loud televisions and amplified music. Despite numerous warnings from the council and Six Town Housing, Prescod-Brown continued with his disruptive behaviour and, in August 2020, officers temporarily seized four TVs and three speakers from his home.

The noise continued and, on 13 November 2020, officers returned to the property and further seized and retained a TV and two microphones. On this occasion, an application was made to confiscate the equipment permanently.

On 28 January 2022, Prescod-Brown was found guilty at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court of failing to comply with a noise abatement notice served under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

He was fined £660 and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £66 and costs of £2,926, and his equipment was permanently seized.

Councillor Kevin Peel, deputy cabinet member for the environment, said: “It doesn’t take much to be a good neighbour, but this man ignored repeated requests to keep the volume down and stop disturbing nearby residents.

“His actions have now cost him several thousand pounds, and we will continue to take action against people who cause disruption of this kind.”

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Press release issued: 22 February 2022.

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