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Election ranter from Stroud jailed over noise

David Dimbleby on Question Time
Solomon's solicitor has advised him to avoid programmes like Question Time

A man who repeatedly disturbed his neighbours by shouting at political programmes on his television has been jailed for 16 weeks.

Bristol Crown Court heard that former merchant sailor Martin Solomon, 64, had admitted repeatedly ignoring legal orders to keep the noise down.

Solomon, of Stroud, said he had no quarrel with neighbours but shows like the BBC's Question Time made him angry.

Last week, in another court appearance Solomon admitted breaching an Asbo.

Judge Martin Picton sentenced him at that hearing to 200 hours of community work over a 12-month period.

But after his arrest on the weekend following further complaints about bad language, Judge Picton told Solomon that he had no alternative but to jail him.

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