An Ipswich town centre cocktail and tapas bar has been found guilty of breaching a noise abatement notice. 

The Moloko Bar in Lion Street was served the notice by Ipswich Borough Council on May 16 after causing a statutory noise nuisance to a resident in Princes Street. 

In a hearing at Suffolk Magistrates' Court in Ipswich on Monday, it was revealed the bar breached the order on June 2.

Owner Elvis Alika, the Designated Premises Supervisor, was found guilty of breaching the notice and was given a conditional discharge. 

He was ordered to pay £877 in costs and a victim surcharge of £26.

John Cook, Ipswich Borough Council portfolio holder for communities and sport, said: “While we want venues in Ipswich to create a thriving and enjoyable atmosphere, the Council must ensure that noise levels are safe and do not cause a disturbance to nearby residents.

"A noise abatement notice was served to The Moloko Bar following informal discussions with them to limit noise levels. Despite this, the noise issues were not resolved and therefore the owner was prosecuted.”