[Dixielandjazz] The anti-social trombonist
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Wed Jun 28 15:40:00 PDT 2006
Excerpted from BBC News, May 4, 2006.
Noisy neighbour's trombone seized by police
A trombone was seized by police in Dumfries after complaints about noise
coming from a flat in the town.
A 55-year-old man, of Barnraws, in Shakespeare Street, was fined £200 under
the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 at Dumfries Sheriff Court.
The court ordered the forfeit of the sound-making items which police said
could "inflict misery" on neighbours.
The conviction related to a number of complaints of continuous noise and
antisocial behaviour coming from the town centre flat.
The complaints were jointly investigated by local police and noise reduction
Police said the action showed they would crack down on people causing a
"Dumfries and Galloway Constabulary is committed to addressing community
concerns through working closely with partnership agencies," said Chief
Inspector Michael Collins.
"In this case the man concerned has been creating a nuisance to his
neighbours for some time.
"We are delighted that the court has seen fit to forfeit the equipment this
man used to indulge in antisocial behaviour and inflict misery on his
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