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Last Updated: Monday, 5 December 2005, 21:39 GMT
Controversial lights go up again
The lights
The display has angered many neighbours in the road
A family's huge display of Christmas lights that was blamed for a "mini crime wave" in 2004 has been turned on for another year.

The Moszcyznski family has festooned their home in Sonning, Berkshire, with thousands of lights once again.

In November, neighbours in West Drive offered to pay the family not to hold the charity display, which they blamed for attracting troublesome visitors.

Vic Moszcyznski's display raised 5,000 for a local charity last year.

But the display was also said to have attracted hundreds of motorists driving past every night and police said more than 40 crimes were committed in the area.

Mr Moszcyznski's daughter, Justine, said that so far this year the event appeared to have passed off peacefully

But the 18-year-old added that larger numbers were expected when the school holidays begin.

"At the moment there are not enough people coming down," she said.

"Obviously there are the police cars outside and it is putting people off stopping."

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