Equipment seized from Leeds council house tenant who refused to keep quiet

Coun Mark Dobson
Coun Mark Dobson
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A television, DVD player, computer and loudspeakers have been seized from a council house tenant in Leeds after she repeatedly ignored demands to keep the noise down.

Leeds anti-social behaviour team removed the equipment from Nyarai Rosi’s home in Bramley after she breached a noise abatement notice.

The original notice came after repeated complaints about her playing loud music and films and television programmes at her property on Victoria Park Grove.

Leeds magistrates issued a warrant for the goods to be removed after she failed to comply with the order.

Coun Mark Dobson, executive board member for safer communities, said: “This particular council tenant was given ample opportunities to reduce the level of noise coming from their property, and when she breached the abatement notice, we did not hesitate to secure a warrant from the courts and remove noise equipment from the property.”

The seizure is the second in the Armley and Bramley area in the past two months, and comes after staff from Leeds City Council and West Yorkshire Police joined forces to tackle noise nuisance.

Coun Dobson added: “We are determined to use every power at our disposal to clamp down on noise nuisance in our communities, which can cause significant distress for residents. I would urge anyone who is experiencing from this problem to contact us as soon as possible.”

Rosi can apply to get the goods back within 28 days, but will have to pay costs in order to do so.

To report noise nuisance call 0113 2224402 or 3950143.

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