Dereham: Man Jailed For Playing Loud Music

A man's been jailed for playing loud music and disturbing his neighbours.

A Dereham man had been sentenced to 15 weeks imprisonment for playing loud music and disturbing his neighbours.

Paul Whittred, 41, of John Bates Close, appeared at Norwich County Court on Tuesday 20 November where he was sentenced for two breaches of a civil injunction.

The injunction, under the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003, was made in August 2012.

Mr Whittred breached the injunction on Sunday 30 September and was arrested by police on Thursday 4 October.

He was due to appear at civil court but breached the injunction again on Monday 12 November before being sentenced.

Chris Rundle, Senior Investigation Officer for Wherry Housing Association said: "We're pleased that this matter has come to a satisfactory end and would like to thank Norfolk Constabulary for their assistance in seeking the initial injunction and the subsequent enforcement that has led to this sentence."

Sergeant Lance Ogbourne added: "We were able to bring this matter to a conclusion thanks to our close working relationship with Wherry Housing Association. This sentence shows that consistent anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated."

Although police have no powers of prosecution for noise offences – once an incident is reported to a local council, officers work closely with Environmental Health departments to clampdown on such anti-social behaviour.

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