'Silence is golden’: noisy neighbour gets sound equipment seized by police in Wellingborough

A resident from Finedon, Wellinborough has had their sound equipment seized by the council and the police for causing ’significant disruption’ to neighbours.

Police say the resident had breached several notices which were served earlier in the year.

Northamptonshire Police tweeted a photo of the seized goods with the caption "Silence is golden for a #Finedon community".

“Noise nuisance can be a real blight to neighbours so I am pleased that we have executed this warrant in partnership with the Council and seized the equipment causing the issue in this case." >

Leigh Goodwin, Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant

Environmental Protection Officers from Wellingborough Council and officers from Northamptonshire Police went to the address in Finedon on 27 November with a warrant to seize the equipment.

"Everyone makes noise watching TV or listening to music at home, but it shouldn’t have an impact on your neighbours. Continued disturbance at all hours of the day can cause significant disruption and we have a duty to enforce warrants and seizures to remove the equipment that is causing such havoc to people’s lives."

Amanda Wilcox, Borough Council of Wellingborough