Neil Wright, 47, was evicted after playing singer's albums too loudly
A man in Plymouth has been evicted from his flat, fined and hit with a loud music ban after disturbing neighbours by playing Lily Allen albums at an “excessive” volume.
The Metro reports that Neil Wright, 47, has received a Criminal Behaviour Order preventing him from playing music at a level high enough to be heard outside of his home after Plymouth Magistrates’ Court were told how he would play Lily Allen songs and the War of the Worlds soundtrack so loudly that neighbours would often complain.
Wright, who has been described as “not the best neighbour in the world” and suffers from mental health issues as well as alcohol addiction, said: “I was probably playing Lily Allen. I quite like her, I’m a bit of a fan. I have quite a few of her albums at home.”
“I do think it’s all a bit unfair. They took away my TV, my radio and even my cassette player – even though I don’t own any cassettes.”
Wright has been fined £120 for each offence and ordered to pay £500 costs and a victim surcharge of £30.
Allen herself has responded to the news by tweeting a link to the story and captioning it: “#Gang”. See that tweet beneath.
Meanwhile, Lily Allen made headlines recently after travelling to the migrant camp in Calais, where she tearfully apologised ‘on behalf of the UK’ for the way in which child refugees had been treated. Critics later attacked Allen for her comments, when she defended the move by saying “it’s not about my life, it’s about the lives of children”.