SIGNIFICANT SHORTS : Teenager fined for playing loud music

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A teenager was fined pounds 350 for playing loud music in his car. Gary Smith, 19, appeared before Eastbourne magistrates yesterday, after the borough council brought a case against him under the Control of Pollution Act 1974. He denied a charge of playing a loud speaker in a car which could cause annoyance between 9pm and 8am.

Magistrates heard the case followed a crackdown by police in the town following residents' complaints. Smith, of Cobbold Avenue, Eastbourne, was stopped in his H-registered Vauxhall Cavalier, inside which police discovered a giant speaker on the back seat.