A MAN who ignored orders to turn down his music has been fined.

Robbie Sallis, of Rawthorpe, will also have his stereo equipment confiscated by Kirklees Council after a hearing at Huddersfield Magistrates Court.

Sallis, of Brown Royd Avenue, Rawthorpe, was prosecuted under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, Sec 80 (4) for failing to comply with a noise Abatement Notice served on January 21.

The court heard Sallis was first spoken to about noise nuisance in May 2010. However, the complaints continued into 2011 and an abatement notice was served on January 21, 2011.

More complaints were received and Sallis was visited and warned again but officers visiting the area on May 26 could clearly hear music 30 metres away from the property at 11pm. Because this breached the abatement notice the courts granted a warrant to enable Pollution and Noise Control officers to enter the premises and seize his music equipment.

Sallis failed to attend court and he was found guilty in his absence and fined £525 plus a victim surcharge of £15 and costs of £405.

The magistrates also agreed that the sound equipment could be disposed of by the council.