Council confiscates 50-year-old man’s tele as punishment for being a ‘nuisance’

A 50-year-old man has had his television taken from him for a second time after continuing to make a constant ‘nuisance’ in his neighbourhood.

The Prestwich resident had been the source of frequent complaints from nearby houses for blaring his TV at loud volumes all hours of the day.

But despite multiple warnings from Bury Council and stern words from environmental health officers, the man apparently refused to turn down the volume.

Now the council has stepped in to take away all of culprit’s “noise-making equipment” to restore harmony to the street.

Officers obtained a warrant to enter the property and have seized all TVs, stereos, laptops and speakers.

Bury Council has said it intends to prosecute the continued breaches and apply for a forfeiture order for the equipment.

Councillor Alan Quinn, cabinet member for the environment, said there was “no excuse this sort of nuisance”.

“We will take action against those who ignore the warnings and continue to harass their neighbours,” he added.

“At a time when many are feeling increased stress, it’s more important than ever to respect our fellow citizens and live together in harmony.”

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