A teenager has had his CDs seized after annoying neighbours by playing his music too loudly.

Thomas Alcock was forced to give up his 200-strong collection despite his protests that it belonged to his late father.

Kirklees magistrates heard how he played songs by artists like Adele  so loudly that his neighbour’s staircase vibrated.

Samantha Lawton, prosecuting on behalf of Kirklees Council, said that the teenager was served with a noise abatement notice on November 2.

This was following complaints from neighbours about amplified sound coming from his home in Smallwood Gardens, Dewsbury.

On November 7 a senior environmental officer attended at a neighbouring address.

Mrs Lawton said: “The music was prominent, intrusive and at a very high level.

“It could be heard through the whole house and it was impossible to relax and watch TV.”

Alcock, 18, was warned that the council would seize his music equipment if the noise continued.

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On November 20 loud music was heard at 1.30am and then again six days later at around 4pm.

Mrs Lawton said: “The music was very loud and they could identify the singer as Adele.

“The music was so loud it was vibrating the handrails to the stairwell.”

Alcock admitted breaching the noise abatement notice four times.

Following the fourth breach a warrant was obtained at the Huddersfield court to seize the teenager’s music equipment from the house.

Mrs Lawton said: “The neighbour said that the music was so loud it caused him to feel anxious and wanting to move.”

Alcock, who was not represented, has since moved and claims that there have been no similar issues at his new flat.

Magistrates made a forfeiture order for all of the equipment, despite the fact that Alcock said that he wanted to keep his CDS.

He explained that they belonged to his late father but they will now be disposed of by the council.

Alcock must also pay £110 fine, £140 costs and £20 victim surcharge.

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