Katie Wynn breached a noise abatement notice five times
“Long suffering” people in Reading may finally be able to get some peace and quiet after their noisy neighbour was prosecuted.
Katie Wynn, of Silver Street in Katesgrove, was fined £250 at Reading Magistrates Court on Friday, December 16 after breaching a noise abatement notice five times.
The court heard neighbours were forced to listen to the Spice Girls, All Saints and Destiny’s Child through the walls as Wynn played music from the TV.
Magistrates ordered the subwoofer and floor speakers which had been seized from her property after numerous noise complaints should be disposed of.
Wynn had been warned repeatedly about noise nuisance since May 2013, as she was often heard playing loud music and bass beats.
Reading Borough Council’s environmental health officers spent months gathering evidence and in July 2016 they obtained a warrant to enter her property and seize her speakers.
Officers noted Wynn playing Destiny’s Child during a visit and recordings of Spice Girls and All Saints tracks taken by a neighbour were played in court.
Council officers entered her home on Sunday, July 17 and seized three large-screen televisions, a subwoofer, two tall floor speakers, a hi-fi stereo system and three other speakers.
Wynn, 23, denied the charges but was convicted of five charges of neighbour noise nuisance in breach of a noise abatement notice.
She was fined £50 for each offence and ordered to pay a £25 victim surcharge. The court then ordered the subwoofer and two floor speakers should be disposed of.
Councillor Paul Gittings, lead member for culture, sport and consumer services, said: “Well done to council officers for securing a successful prosecution with the help of long-suffering neighbours.
“I know it can be time consuming and take some effort to gather evidence in these cases but I am glad we got a good result at the end of it.
“I hope this demonstrates that the council will take action against selfish individuals who are a persistent nuisance to their neighbours.”
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