A person has been fined for enjoying music at full blast, making his neighbour’s lives hell.
Neil Speight played the theme tune to The Addams Family, 1920s music corridor traditional the Laughing Policeman and known as the couple subsequent door paedophiles.
His behaviour continued for 5 years, leaving Nadine and John Pearson and their two kids unable to exit into their backyard in Stockport, Higher Manchester.
The feud began over a single grievance about noise coming from Speight’s house however descended right into a ‘relentless, loud and intense screaming of abuse’.
Mrs Pearson stated: ‘I just can’t start to clarify our household’s struggling at the arms of this man. We acquired right into a dispute with him due to noise coming from his home however what adopted was a marketing campaign of bullying and hatred continually and all due to a easy noise grievance.
‘He was calling my kids by the wall after they had been of their bed room and he was loudly enjoying sounds from the Laughing Policeman and the Addams Family. He was additionally throwing snowballs into the entrance backyard.
‘Once we moved in in 2013 we had a new child child and I used to be pregnant and my sister was preventing most cancers. However Mr Speight made all this extra acute and my husband labored 12 hour shifts typically at night time so I spent lengthy durations at house with simply my daughter.
‘Your home is supposed to be a place of safety and refuge, especially with young children growing up but that is not the case here. Problems like this don’t go away and are fixed. This has been one of many hardest issues I’ve had to take care of in my life.
‘I am furious about what happened and at the lack of action from the police. He said he could do what he wanted and the police couldn’t do something while my household had been left unprotected and susceptible.
‘If it was only adults we could maybe have put up with it – just grin and bear it. But we bought this house as a family home to bring children up. This has not been that home for us.’
Mr Pearson added: ‘Mr Speight has been a huge problem in our lives – he’s made our lives a dwelling hell and we couldn’t get away from it. If we had been within the again backyard he would come out and if we moved to the entrance he would comply with.
‘I work lengthy hours and I’m continually drained and my stress ranges are by the roof and I’ve to stay subsequent door to them. We purchased this home as a pleasant household house to convey up our two harmless younger kids.
‘It hasn’t been that. He has abused us and it has affected us badly.
‘We are stressed because of the hatred, bullying and abuse and it’s prompted us to lose sleep. Their home is thru the wall from our children bed room. Our daughter has repeated swear phrases she has heard coming from the person subsequent door. One morning I got here down the steps to discover my daughter curled in a ball on the couch crying.’
Speight, who lives on advantages, admitted harassment and was banned from contacting the Pearsons for a 12 months in 2018.
He was ordered to pay £415 in fines and prices.
His lawyer Neville Warburton stated: ‘It’s honest to say they don’t get on.’