Police confiscate speakers after student house has too many parties

They had a LOT of noise complaints

A group of Leeds students have had their sound equipment taken away after being given a number of warnings about noise.

Police and Leeds Anti-Social Behaviour Team (LASBT) raided the six bedroom house on Richmond Mount in Headingly following a court warrant.

It followed repeated complaints about loud music and parties from neighbours.

Items taken included four sets of speakers, two televisions and  computer gaming equipment.


The students are allowed to apply to get their goods back after a 28 day period and must pay costs. They’ve also been warned that any further noise complaints could lead to a criminal prosecution.

Councillor Mark Dobson, Leeds City Council’s executive board member said: “Noise nuisance is a real blight in our communities, and we will not hesitate to use all the powers at our disposal to put a stop to it immediately.

“Unfortunately the residents at this particular property did not listen to our warnings to keep the noise down to an appropriate level, which is why a decision was taken to obtain a warrant of entry through the courts and seize noise equipment such as televisions, game consoles and speakers at the property.

“I hope this action by LASBT will serve as a warning to any other individual participating in noise nuisance that it will not be ignored and they will face tough consequences if they continue with this type of behaviour.”