Hundreds of records confiscated from noisy neighbour

Simon Mayor has had all his ausio visual equipment and media confiscated
Simon Mayor has had all his ausio visual equipment and media confiscated
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A Leyland man has claimed he ‘didn’t set out to annoy people’ after one of the biggest hauls ever confiscated by the council saw him lose his huge music collection.

Simon Mayor, 40, of Teal Close, Leyland, says he is shocked his love of drum and bass and indie music has lead to South Ribble Council confiscating more than 700 vinyl records, 270 CDs and 170 cassettes from his flat.

Mayor was taken to court after New Progress Housing received complaints that he was playing loud music from mid-afternoon right through until the early hours of the morning.

He was served with an abatement notice earlier this year, but after ignoring the warning, was prosecuted.

Now, Mayor has said the ruling means he can only listen to music through headphones, and says it will cost him hundreds of pounds to get his collection back .

“I didn’t set out to annoy people,” he said. “When I moved in the neighbours were having a party and I turned up my music to drown that out.

“I know there have been problems but I thought the level was okay - I think it was the bass that people complained about.

“I’m going to come to some arrangement with the council - but I don’t know where I am going to get the money from.”

Unemployed Mayor was ordered to pay more than £350 in fines, victim surcharges and costs by the courts.

The council also carried out three confiscation orders, seizing his TV, DVD player, Freeview box, and speakers.

The court ordered that the vinyl records could be returned to Mayor once his fines are paid.