Noisy neighbour banned from owning a stereo

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A noisy neighbour has been banned from owning a stereo or a television after playing music so loud that furniture in neighbouring flats was moved by the vibrations.

A noisy neighbour has been banned from owning a stereo or a television after playing music so loud that furniture in neighbouring flats was moved by the vibrations.

Birmingham City Council welcomed the two-year anti- social behaviour order imposed on Sharon McLoughlin, 33, who is also being evicted from her council flat.

District Judge Alistair MacDuff granted the city council possession of the property within 14 days and prohibited McLoughlin, a fan of Eminem, from owning any electronic music equipment or television while she lives at the flat.

She was also banned from causing harassment, alarm or distress in England and Wales for two years. Birmingham county court heard that, in spite of three previous notices, her music was so loud that it made the floors of the flat above vibrate, moving furniture.

A Birmingham anti-social behaviour unit official who went to speak to neighbours could hardly hear what they were saying, the court was told.