A PRESTWICH man has had all his TVs, stereos and speakers seized for a second time after continuing to cause a noise nuisance to his neighbour.

The 50-year-old man (who cannot be named for legal reasons), despite numerous warnings and a previous seizure of equipment, continued to fail to comply with a noise abatement notice to prohibit playing his television and stereo at a volume that was causing nuisance to his neighbour.

The noise nuisance was persistent and the television and stereo could be clearly heard in a neighbouring property

The noise was witnessed by Bury Council environmental health officers and noise recordings showed that the disturbance was daily and started early in the morning and continued throughout the day.

Officers obtained a warrant to enter his home to seize all noise-making equipment which consisted of numerous televisions, stereo, speakers and laptops.

The council now intends to prosecute the continued breaches of the abatement notice and all seized equipment will now be held until the court hearing. The council intends to apply for a forfeiture order for the seized equipment.

Any further breaches will result in further confiscation of noise-making equipment and additional prosecution proceedings.

Cllr Alan Quinn, cabinet member for the environment, said: “There’s no excuse for people causing this sort of nuisance, and we will take action against those who ignore the warnings and continue to harass their neighbours.

“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.”