Raid silences loud nuisance music

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A WOMAN has been fined and her sound system seized after she made the lives of her neighbours a misery.

Kerry Jarrett of Clayfield Avenue, Mexborough, had a noise abatement order served on her in May after complaints from the public.

But she continued playing loud music in the early hours on several occasions, Doncaster magistrates were told.

Now her stereo has been sillenced for good after she was taken to court by Doncaster Council.

Officers twice raided her home with warrants and seized equipment.

Jarrett was prosecuted by the council. She was fined £700 and told to pay £1,014.19 costs and £15 victim surcharge.

A forfeiture order was granted for the equipment.

Coun Cynthia Ransome, Doncaster Council cabinet member for communities, said: “We have taken this action to prevent any further disturbance being caused to residents. Doncaster Council will not tolerate noise nuisance or any other form of anti-social behaviour.”

The Safer Doncaster Partnership reports a 15.6 per cent reduction in antisocial behaviour in the last six months.