March 12, 2009

Couple’s TV seized after noise complaints

Authorities in Rochdale, England, said a couple's television and stereo system were seized after numerous noise complaints went unheeded.

Council officials and police raided the home of Paul and Amanda Cregan and seized the couple's $3,449 TV and $620 music system, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday.

The officials said the noise making items were seized after neighbors repeatedly complained about the noise coming from the home even after a noise abatement order was issued in 2006, the newspaper said.

Noise nuisance is a serious annoyance, said Andy Glover of Rochdale council.

Officials said the Cregans will have to pay the council nearly $550 to reclaim their property, The Daily Telegraph said.