£1k fine for Woodingdean woman who blasted rap music at neighbours

Langley Crescent. Picture from Google Streetview.

Langley Crescent. Picture from Google Streetview.

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A Woodingdean woman who breached a noise abatement notice after she allowed rap music and shouting to disturb the neighbours was fined just over £1,000 by Brighton magistrates last week.

Tammie Lee Lindsay, 23, of Langley Crescent, pleaded guilty to two counts of breaching the abatement notice after police were called out twice and witnessed booming rap music, shouting and banging of doors during the night and into the early hours.

The neighbour of the end of terrace house first reported a noise nuisance in December 2013 and although the tenant was sent a warning letter by the landlord, neighbours continued to be disturbed in the new year.

Ms Lindsay was fined £130 for each offence, plus £750 costs and £20 victim surcharge (£1,030 in total).

Brighton and Hove’s noise patrol officers served a noise abatement notice on January 17, which was breached three days later. Despite visits from the police and council officers the notice was breached again on January 28 at 1.40am.

When the police visited on January 20 they could hear the thud of bass music as soon as they got out of their car and when they arrived at the house it was so loud the windows and doors seemed to be vibrating and the officers could feel the vibrations under their feet in the garden.

The singer was rapping about how bad his life was. After the police intervened the music was turned down to a reasonable level.

On January 28, there were several people in the house shouting, in particular Ms Lindsay and her sister who were screaming at each other. Despite repeated requests from the police, none of the occupants lowered their voices.

Councillor Pete West, chair of the city’s environment committee, said: “Our officers gave Ms Lindsay every opportunity to be responsible for controlling the noise in the property, offering advice to her on more than one occasion.

“The effect of repeated late night noise on people’s quality of life can be extremely damaging, and this is an area where there are families with children.

"The council had no option but to take the matter to court on behalf of neighbours.”

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5:30pm Mon 31 Mar 14

NickBrt says...

She won't pay the fine she won't stop the noise though. How do those people get stopped? Mind you, this is par for the course in Hanover (student city).
She won't pay the fine she won't stop the noise though. How do those people get stopped? Mind you, this is par for the course in Hanover (student city). NickBrt
  • Score: 12

6:54pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Maxwell's Ghost says...

Who is the landlord?
Make him/her evict her and ensure no other landlord re houses her in the area.
Let's rid the city of this trash.
Who is the landlord? Make him/her evict her and ensure no other landlord re houses her in the area. Let's rid the city of this trash. Maxwell's Ghost
  • Score: 11

8:11pm Mon 31 Mar 14

qm says...

Thoughtless trollop!
Thoughtless trollop! qm
  • Score: 2

10:29pm Mon 31 Mar 14

Sussex Boy says...

Seize her audio equipment, grind it to dust and scatter it across the four seas of Israel.
Seize her audio equipment, grind it to dust and scatter it across the four seas of Israel. Sussex Boy
  • Score: 2

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