Noisy neighbour faces ASBO

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A NOISY neighbour could get an anti-social behaviour order after complaints about loud music, singing and banging.

Pauline Cropper, 52, was found guilty in her absence of three breaches of a noise abatement notice at Dewsbury Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday.

The court heard that there were raised voices, loud music and banging coming from Cropper’s house in Smallwood Road , Shaw Cross, on November 6.

Council officers hand-delivered a notice at 2am. But they went back after more complaints about people singing to the music, which had been turned up.

On November 11, the council won a court order to seize equipment from Cropper’s home, which they did the same day.

She breached further notices on November 26 and December 3, and more equipment was seized.

The court ordered Cropper to pay a £610 fine, £922.26 costs and a £15 victim surcharge. It agreed forfeiture of the seized items.

An asbo application will be heard on March 15.