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Last Updated: Friday, 10 September, 2004, 11:32 GMT 12:32 UK
DJ decks seized from party house
"Excessive noise" will not be tolerated, the council says.
DJ equipment, including two turntables, three record decks and four TVs have been seized from a student house in a council crackdown on noisy parties.

Council officials and police raided the house in Brailsford Road, Fallowfield, Manchester following complaints about loud music.

The students will have to pay council costs estimated at 500 to reclaim it.

"These students have just learned an extremely hard lesson," said Coun Eddy Newman, executive member for housing.

The fact that not all the property seized belonged to the students is incidental
Coun Eddy Newman
"Excessive noise which makes life miserable for our residents will simply not be tolerated."

One set of DJ equipment belonged to the student but the other is the property of a city centre club night events company.

"The fact that not all the property seized belonged to the students is incidental," said Cllr Newman.

He added: "If it was being used to create excessively loud music, then it would be subject to seizure."

The students were served with a noise abatement notice on 23 August.

But a council official witnessed "excessively loud music on Saturday night," when a party with two DJs was taking place, a council statement said.

Council officers and police forced their way into the house when the students were out.

Other items seized included 125 vinyl records, a CD scratcher, DVDs, videos and CDs.

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