Police raid on ‘noisy’ Headingley House

Turn down Call of Duty or West Yorkshire Police will take it away

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The next time you come home after lectures to game so hard right now spare a thought for the poor Headingley residents who have had their consoles – and their pride – carried off in the arms of West Yorkshire police.

The Leeds Anti-Social Behaviour Team raided two student houses in Headingley, one on St. Michael’s Terrace and the other on Burchett Terrace.

This was a direct result of residents breaching prior abatement notices that had stemmed from noise nuisance complaints.

Leeds Magistrate Court granted the LASBT a warrant of entry that resulted in technological, noise-making equipment being seized. Televisions, game consoles, laptops and DJ decks were confiscated, to name but a few.

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The students may put forward an application to retrieve the items after one month has passed, but only after a hefty fine has been paid to the council.

Councillor Mark Dobson said: “We are continuing to work extremely hard with our partners to put a stop to noise nuisance […] We will not hesitate to take similar action again in the future against anyone who continues to ignore our warnings.”

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(Be warned…) The LASBT run two mobile marked vehicles on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights from 6pm to 4am, with a reduced service from Monday to Thursday.

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‘Any residents suffering from excessive or intrusive noise problems can call LASBT on 0113 222 4402, or 0113 395 0143 for out of hours enquiries.’

Or, you know, don’t.