Action has been taken to silence a man who magistrates said lived a 'reprehensible lifestyle' for 18 months.
On Thursday the court heard that Orito Audain of Pinchmill Close, Bedford had behaved in a totally inconsiderate and inappropriate manner subjecting his neighbour to excessive levels of music noise and loud behaviour throughout the day and night.
Following requests from neighbours, Bedford Borough Council's Environmental Health officers served a noise abatement notice on Audain in July last year. But the excessive noise continued unabated and the council brought the prosecution against the 48-year-old.
He was found guilty of a statutory noise nuisance and breach of the statutory noise abatement notice served under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, at Bedford Magistrates' Court.
He was fined £250 and ordered to pay £150 compensation to his neighbour as well as the borough council's costs of £1,300.
Cllr Sarah-Jayne Holland, portfolio holder for community and regulatory services, said: "This prosecution sends a strong message to noisy neighbours and demonstrates that the council is serious about enforcing the law and ensuring the vast majority of local residents do not have to put up with anti-social behaviour from neighbours."