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Last Updated: Friday, 23 December 2005, 21:10 GMT
Woman jailed after music ban Asbo
A Glasgow woman has been sent to prison for refusing to turn her music down.

Marion Beresford, 48, from the Partick area, was sentenced to 40 days by Glasgow Sheriff Court for flouting an anti-social behaviour order (Asbo).

Beresford was first served with the order in June 2004 after complaints about loud music blaring from her flat.

She was finally taken to court in October this year but has only just been sentenced. She will spend Christmas and New Year behind bars.

In court, the sheriff said that she had rendered the Asbo meaningless.

He added: "These orders are nothing if not adhered to."

In a statement, the Glasgow Housing Association said it would use any legal means to ensure tenants could enjoy a peaceful life in their homes.

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