Noisy Neighbour has equipment seized

Published: Tuesday, 20th March 2018

A Kettering resident has had equipment confiscated after breaching a Community Protection Notice and continuing to cause significant nuisance to her neighbours with loud music.

The Council applied to Northampton Magistrates Court for a warrant to enter Rebecca Nakate’s home and seize equipment under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. The warrants for the property in Regent Street, Kettering, were granted on 15th March 2018 and the equipment including stereos and TV’s were seized the same day.

The Council has 28 days to either return the equipment or issue legal proceedings against the resident. She could face a fine of up to £2500 and be subject to a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) that requires her to prevent further nuisance or face 5 years in prison.

Shirley Plenderleith, Head of Public Services at Kettering Borough Council, said:

“This is the second time that this resident has caused significant nuisance to her neighbours, although now at a different address. The Council takes its role seriously and uses its legal powers where appropriate to protect the community”.