Published: 12:00, 25 April 2014 |
Updated: 15:52, 25 April 2014
A lover of cheesy tunes - including the Titanic film theme song - has had his sound equipment seized after neighbours complained.
Gareth Davies, of Hone Street, Strood, breached a Noise Abatement Order six times.
The 47-year-old made his neighbours' lives a misery by blasting out tunes including Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On, James Brown's Love Machine, Apache Indian's Boom Shack A Lack, Steppenwolf's Born To Be Wild and the theme tune to Toy Story, You've Got A Friend In Me.
Mr Davies was monitored by Medway Council's environmental protection team and officers heard music being played in the afternoon and early evening. He was then served with a Noise Abatement Order.
Following the six breaches, a warrant was obtained from magistrates and officers seized any noise making items from his home. These included a 3D TV, a laptop, speakers, a sound docking station, an ipod, 32 DVDs, CDs and a PlayStation 3.
The equipment is now in storage and Mr Davies can apply to have it returned after 28 days.
Cllr Peter Hicks, Medway Council's Portfolio Holder for Community Safety, said: "It only takes one complaint, as in this case, and we will act.
"People have the right to lead a peaceful existence without it being ruined by loud music.
"We won't tolerate this sort of behaviour and anyone who blasts out music or creates other noise nuisance should let this be a warning to them."
Medway Council is considering whether or not to prosecute Mr Davies man under the Environmental Protection Act. Magistrates could decide to have the equipment destroyed.
Last month, officers seized 96 pieces of equipment from a man in Rainham after he was caught playing drum and bass music as early as nine in the morning.
For more information on how to report noise nuisance, visit medway.gov.uk or phone 01634 333333.
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating! PLUS, register for free!.
Neil Miller, Hever Castle head gardener is new gardening blogger.
Buy pictures that you've seen in a KM newspaper, or send in a picture and we will place it on our photo sales website so that you can purchase a super, unique gift.