A Prestwich man who caused a continual noise nuisance to neighbours was fined and had equipment permanently confiscated.

Lawrence huller, 50, of Eastleigh Road pleaded guilty to offences of failing to comply with a noise abatement notice under the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

He first failed to comply with an abatement notice in October, and had equipment seized for 28 days in October 2020 for continued disturbance.

On March 8 2021, the council seized 16 items including six large televisions permanently.

Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court ordered him to pay £1,400 costs and a £60 victim surcharge and granted the council a forfeiture for the items taken from his property, valued at £3.500/

Cllr Alan Quinn, Bury Council's cabinet member for the environment, climate change and operations, said: "Noisy neighbours make people's lives a misery, and can cause serious health problems through lack of sleep and stress.

"This was a long and complicated investigation carried out during the height of the Covid pandemic, at a time when residents were under added stress due to lockdown.

"The council takes complaints of noise nuisance very seriously, and we will continue to take action against those who ignore the warnings and harass their neighbours."