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

The 49-year-old man, who can’t be named for legal reasons, failed 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 despite numerous warnings, 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 equipment will be kept for 28 days and the resident will incur a financial penalty on retrieval of the equipment.

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

Councillor 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.”