Noise leads to stereo being seized from home

Stereo equipment has been seized from a man in Skipton after complaints about noise from residents.

With help from North Yorkshire Police, Craven District Council executed a warrant at an address in Belle Vue Terrace against the 26-year-old man who lives there after he was said to have breached a noise abatement notice.

The abatement notice had been sought in response to continuing complaints from residents, said police.

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A magistrates' court warrant was granted allowing Craven Council to enter the premises and seize equipment capable of producing amplified sound, including televisions, stereo equipment and computers.

Lindsey Quinn, the council's strategic manager for neighbourhoods, said: "An abatement notice served on the household following noise complaints was breached time and time again, making life a misery for the residents of Belle Vue Terrace.

"Craven District Council will not tolerate such anti social behaviour and joint working with North Yorkshire Police has meant we have been able to take direct action to stop the noise nuisance. Let this be a clear message that we are clamping down on anti social behaviour."

The joint operation involved officers from the Skipton Safer Neighbourhood Team and Craven Council's environmental protection team.

Pc Sharon Adams, of the Skipton Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: "The seizure of all noise-making equipment from this address should send a strong message to those involved in this type of anti-social behaviour that the police and the council will use all powers available to them to stop them from causing upset in the local community."

Anyone with complaints about excessive noise can call Craven Council on 01756 700600.