The Brits sure take their noise complaints seriously:

 

Photo credit: InfoGibraltar licensed under CC BY 2.0

Warrant issued for the arrest of a noisy neighbour. A warrant may seem a bit much, but it came after the offender failed to appear in court to address “12 reports of noise nuisance including raised voices and loud music, banging and stamping.” Apparently the neighborhood miscreant was so loud that complaints came not only in his apartment block, but in adjacent blocks as well. And while some may think issuing a warrant for his arrest is a bit extreme, Councillor Sam Lisle, executive member for housing and safer neighbourhoods, notes:

“Noise nuisance can blight people’s lives so we support people who report it and will take action against those who create it.

We offer lots of advice and information about acceptable noise levels so there is no excuse.”

Hear, hear!

 

Comment (1)

  1. Jan L. Mayes

    In Canada recently a loud car stereo enthusiast was charged with criminal mischief for disturbing the peace and quiet of his community. He is under a strict driving ban, a judge upheld the criminal charges and a court date has been scheduled. Hear hear! http://vancouverisland.ctvnews.ca/i-love-sound-man-central-saanich-man-charged-for-playing-car-stereo-too-loud-1.3630333

    Reply

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *