Gloucester 'noisy family' has technology seized by police

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Televisions, a hi-fi, speakers and DVD players have been seized from a family in Gloucestershire.

The family members, who live in Quedgeley, were served with a noise abatement order three weeks ago and have broken it three times since.

A "significant amount of 'kit' capable of making a noise" was removed on Thursday by police and Gloucester City Council officers.

A council spokesman said its actions on Thursday were a last resort.


Further legal action is now pending.

The equipment was taken after the execution of a warrant in a joint operation between council environmental protection officers and Gloucestershire Police.

Councillor Colin Organ said: "We will not tolerate anti-social behaviour which makes the lives of a local community unbearable.

"Our actions today are a last resort after we have spoken with the individuals concerned and offered help, advice and if necessary official warnings.

"But let's be clear. We won't hesitate to take actions such as this on behalf of law-abiding residents when their lives are being made a misery."

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