A folk music fanatic who plagued his neighbours with ear-shattering tunes over a period of EIGHT years has been evicted from his home and ordered to pay nearly £7,000 in fines.
Gordon Pavlovic, of Edith Road in Barons Court, was given a council noise disturbance notice in 2013 following a particularly raucous spate of playing loud folk and pop music in 2012, but completely ignored it and continued to blast out loud tunes.
However, neighbours had been complaining about the 49-year-old since 2000 and on Tuesday (February 10) they breathed a sigh of relief as a judge at City of London Magistrates’ Court slapped him with a £400 fine for eight counts of noise nuisance and ordered him to pay costs of £6,778 and a £20 victim surcharge.
Hammersmith & Fulham Council was also told it could seize all ‘noise-making equipment’ from his housing association property from which he has since been evicted.
It comes after council officers and police removed speakers, a DVD player and a stereo from his home in May and August last year.
Wesley Harcourt, the council’s residents services boss, said: “We take complaints of anti-social behaviour very seriously, especially when it causes prolonged harm to the well-being of others.
"Mr Pavlovic ignored the notice and we have taken the appropriate action and will continue to come down hard on those whose selfish behaviour affects the lives of decent residents."
Mr Pavlovic, who was not represented in court, denied all eight charges in previous hearings and the case had to be adjourned twice due to his ill health.