Noise Equipment Seizure

Published: Monday, 18th January 2021

A KBC tenant has had her home entertainment equipment confiscated after repeatedly breaching a Community Protection Notice & continuing to cause significant nuisance to her neighbours with loud music.

The Council applied to Wellingborough magistrate’s court for a warrant to enter the premises and seize equipment under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. The warrant was granted 22 December 2020 and the equipment removed the following day with the assistance of Northamptonshire Police.

The items seized from the property in Scott Road included a television, mixing desk and two large non-domestic speakers.

The items will now be held pending a prosecution for the breach of the Community Protection Notice and an application for forfeiture of the seized items so that they may be disposed of.

John Conway, Head of Housing at Kettering Borough Council, said: “Our tenants should be able to live in their homes in peace and quiet without inordinate disruption from their neighbours. Where there is clear evidence that this is not happening, we will not hesitate to take decisive action against the perpetrators of anti-social behaviour.”