Rap, grime, thumping bass and Ed Sheeran land trio with noise fines
PUBLISHED: 14:19 25 June 2018 | UPDATED: 15:32 25 June 2018
Three people have been dealt with by magistrates for breaching noise nuisance warnings in Ipswich.
The trio were handed fines or court orders for breaking the conditions of noise abatement notices issued by Ipswich Borough Council last year.
Before Suffolk Magistrates’ Court were John Miller, Lindsay King and Simon Johnson.
John Miller, of Pintail Close, was handed a noise abatement notice in October following complaints about loud music and shouting from his address.
Magistrates imposed a six-month conditional discharge after the 34-year-old admitted breaching the notice by playing loud grime/rap-style music with heavy bass on February 23.
Lindsay King was served with a noise abatement notice on June 19 last year, after the borough council received complaints regarding noise coming from her Willowcroft Road home.
The 30-year-old was prosecuted for breaching the notice on January 25 and April 5 by playing loud music.
A council spokesman said: “The music lyrics of various songs could clearly be heard, including a track identified to be sang by Ed Sheeran.”
King admitted both counts and was fined a total of £100.
Due to a previous successful prosecution against King at the same court on November 28, she was also fined £50 for breaching a one-year conditional discharge.
Simon Johnson admitted three breaches of a noise abatement notice within days of it being served on December 15 following complaints about loud music coming from his Portman Road home.
He breached the notice twice on December 22 and once on December 23 for playing “loud, thumping bass music”.
When Johnson failed to attend court, the borough council made a successful application to prove the case in his absence.
Johnson had previously been convicted – in his absence at the same court on December 13 – of three noise abatement notice breaches.
He was fined a total of £450 and ordered to cover the borough council’s costs of £430.
All three were also told to pay a statutory fee towards victim services.
Noise abatement notices are served under section 80(1) of the Environmental Protection Act.