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Noisy neighbour court case

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: January 08, 2014

NOISY neighbour Norman Thompson is set to be evicted – after blasting out Motown Christmas hits since September.

The 68-year-old had already clashed with neighbours after repeatedly playing a recording of Martin Luther King's 'I Have A Dream' speech most Sundays.

But Thompson – who also regularly played Diana Ross hits – was taken to court after breaching an harassment warning notice last summer.

Now the OAP, of Clerk Bank, Leek has been handed a restraining order banning him from contacting neighbours Christopher and Wendy Bowyer.

North Staffordshire Justice Centre also banned him from using abusive or insulting words in Clerk Bank as part of the restraining order.

Thompson pleaded guilty to a charge of using threatening, abusive or insulting behaviour with intent to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

Mike Kimberley, mitigating, said his client had previously lived in Cheadle and had not been in trouble with the police until recently.

Magistrates also fined Thompson £65 and ordered him to pay £85 costs.

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