Noisy neighbour has costly music equipment seized

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A Rotherham woman who admitted being a noisy neighbour has had her expensive music equipment confiscated.

Helen Cisarova’s keyboard, amplifier and two floor-standing speakers were made subject of a forfeiture order after she admitted three counts of noise nuisance at Rotherham Magistrates’ Court.

Cisarova, of Eastwood – whose teenage son regularly disturbed her neighbours by playing loud music and causing anti-social behaviour – was also handed a 24-month conditional discharge as well as being ordered to pay £300 towards the costs.

She was originally investigated for causing noise nuisance by officers from Rotherham Council’s community protection unit.

The following month a legal notice was served on her, requiring her to take all necessary steps to stop the noise nuisance, after high levels of music came from her property on Selwyn Street.

Following further complaints the community protection unit obtained a warrant from the court, authorising officers to enter her property and seize all her equipment capable of causing a noise nuisance.

Coun Rose McNeely, member for housing and neighbourhoods, said: “The council will not tolerate serious persistent noise nuisance.”