Pendle student in loud music ban after catalogue of complaints

First published in Barrowford Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

A STUDENT who made life hell for his neighbours has been banned from playing loud music - anywhere in England or Wales Thomas Wadsworth, has been served with a two-year anti-social behaviour order by Reedley magistrates for annoying nearby residents.

The 20-year-old, of Cottesloe Place, Barrowford, is now banned from playing music ‘excessivley loud’ anywhere in England and Wales.

And Wadsworth, a student at Myerscough College, was also issued with an eight-month drinks banning order by Burnley magistrates earlier this month.

The ASBO proceedings were brought by Pendle Council after several complaints by neighbours in Barrowford.

He admitted breaching a noise abatement order, on three dates in November and one in December. It was the second time he had been brought before the court for ignoring the abatement notice.

Howard Culshaw, for Pendle Council, told Reedley magistrates that Wadsworth’s music was so loud that his neighbours couldn’t sleep, their children were woken and they couldn’t hear their TVs.

Speaking after the case, Coun James Starkie, a council cabinet member, said: “It is totally unacceptable for people to be so disturbed like this. If Mr Wadsworth fails to stick to the conditions of the ASBO, it could mean up to five years in prison.

“I hope this serves as a warning to him and others that the Council will not tolerate people who persist in making their neighbours’ lives a misery.”

Pauline Foley, Pendle Council's public health manager, said: “Most people in Pendle are considerate to their neighbours, but unfortunately a small minority behave in an anti-social way.”

Wadsworth was convicted of damaging the roof of neighbour Barry O’Brien’s Peugeot 307 car last November.

And he confessed to threatening another neighbour, Kelly Lees, that he would break her windows, on New Year’s Eve.

For both cases magistrates imposed an attendance centre order for 24 hours, alongside the drinks order, which lasts until May 11.

Under the restriction he must not enter any licensed premises to buy alcohol, be drunk in a public place or have open bottles or cans of alcohol.

Lawyers representing Wadsworth have claimed he has now moved into student digs, at the college’s Bilsborrow campus, near Preston.

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3:39pm Mon 30 Jan 12

Lifeinthemix says...

Thomas Wadsworth is a name owned by the crown, just cease to breech copyright by claiming liability for what the crown owns.
Thomas Wadsworth is a name owned by the crown, just cease to breech copyright by claiming liability for what the crown owns. Lifeinthemix
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1:06am Tue 31 Jan 12

Lifeinthemix says...

Cha'mone MF wrote:
Lifeinthemix wrote:
Thomas Wadsworth is a name owned by the crown, just cease to breech copyright by claiming liability for what the crown owns.
LITM, Talking utter sh*t as usual.

The neighbours of this selfish f**kwit should have gone round on mass and just filled him in. I guarantee he would think twice about being an anti social little oik.
na, you puffs are so bored you have nowt better to do than run around concerning your life with what everyone else is up to.... and then to get your kicks, telling tales on your neighbours....

banning music is demented and well within the realm of another past demented, Oliver Cromwell, who also banned music.
[quote][p][bold]Cha'mone MF[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lifeinthemix[/bold] wrote: Thomas Wadsworth is a name owned by the crown, just cease to breech copyright by claiming liability for what the crown owns.[/p][/quote]LITM, Talking utter sh*t as usual. The neighbours of this selfish f**kwit should have gone round on mass and just filled him in. I guarantee he would think twice about being an anti social little oik.[/p][/quote]na, you puffs are so bored you have nowt better to do than run around concerning your life with what everyone else is up to.... and then to get your kicks, telling tales on your neighbours.... banning music is demented and well within the realm of another past demented, Oliver Cromwell, who also banned music. Lifeinthemix
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1:22am Tue 31 Jan 12

DJ_Jaybee says...

That's your job as a PA technician scuppered then.
That's your job as a PA technician scuppered then. DJ_Jaybee
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9:53pm Wed 1 Feb 12

trajan says...

This is how this kind of crap can end......http://www.
sthelensstar.co.uk/n
ews/9464705.Man_knif
ed_neighbour_to_deat
h_over_noise_dispute
__court_told/
This is how this kind of crap can end......http://www. sthelensstar.co.uk/n ews/9464705.Man_knif ed_neighbour_to_deat h_over_noise_dispute __court_told/ trajan
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