February 14, 2014 13:02

Teenager's music collection seized for playing Adele too loudly

Court confiscates over 200 albums as punishment for playing the singer at a "prominent, intrusive and very high level"

Teenager's music collection seized for playing Adele too loudly

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A teenager has had his music collection confiscated for playing Adele too loudly.

Thomas Alcock, 18, from Dewsbury in West Yorkshire has had over 200 CDs seized after playing the singer at a "prominent, intrusive and very high level", Metro reports.

Kirklees council in West Yorkshire initially served Alcock with a noise abatement order on November 7, 2013 after complaints from his neighbours. He was warned that his equipment could be seized if he continued to play music at loud volumes until the early hours.

Prosecutor Samantha Lawton told the court: "It was so loud the handrails on a stairwell were vibrating and neighbours could identify the singer as Adele." She added: "The music was so loud it was vibrating the handrails to the stairwell."

Alcock admitted to breaching the noise abatement notice at his home in Dewsbury.

Magistrates in Huddersfield ruled that all his music equipment should be seized, despite Alcock saying he wanted to keep his prized collection of CDs because they belonged to his late father.

The music collection will now be disposed of by the council.

Alcock has since moved house, but he has also been ordered to pay a £110 fine, £140 costs and £20 victim surcharge.

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