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18th Oct, 2021

Man slapped with hefty fine for shouting and swearing

SWEARING and shouting has landed a Warwick resident with a £1,000 fine.

Jamie Edden was convicted of breaching a noise nuisance abatement notice at his Surrey Court home when the case was dealt with at Nuneaton Magistrates Court.

Edden was served the notice by Warwick District Council in June, after environmental health officers heard first hand, him shouting, banging, slamming doors and swearing at someone else in the flat for around half an hour.

Following the breach in March, he was summoned to court to answer the charge but failed to attend.

The court ordered Edden pay a total of £1,000 including a £44 victim surcharge, £516 in legal and investigation costs and a £440 fine.

It follows a similar case where a Leamington resident was slapped with an £800 after breaching a notice served in December 2016 several times over. Continuing complaints from neighbours in Tachbrook Road included raised voices, late night comings and goings and a barking dog.

District community protection spokesperson Coun Andrew Thompson said: “Unfortunately we do have some residents who are suffering from the impacts of noise nuisance.

“If you are experiencing regular or repeated disturbance in your home from another property, then a member of our environmental health team can visit and make the required legal assessment as to whether the noise is intrusive.

“We live in a great community, but where evidence of a nuisance exists and we do not receive cooperation to change behaviours, then we are prepared to take the case to court.”

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