Eviction after noise nuisance

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PERSISTENT playing of loud music and anti-social behaviour has cost a South Yorkshire tenant his council house.

Paul MacDonald, aged 35, pleaded guilty at Rotherham Magistrates Court to causing a noise nuisance at his home at Far Lane, East Dene. He was given a 30-month conditional discharge and was ordered to pay costs of £115.

The court heard that MacDonald had previously been served with an Abatement Notice following a council investigation into allegations of anti-social behaviour.

Three days later, in parallel civil proceedings at Rotherham County Court, MacDonald was then evicted.

Coun Rose McNeely, Rotherham Council cabinet member for neighbourhoods, said: “The council will not tolerate thoughtless people.”