A Harlesden bar owner has been fined after noise kept neighbours awake at night.
Brent Council helped neighbours get some sleep after prosecuting Mohammed Abdi, owner of Bladi, for noise nuisance in the early hours on the High Street in Harlesden.
After first securing a Noise Abatement Notice in September, council officers were called back to the scene by distressed neighbours just weeks later after he was told to stop the loud music.
Witnessing a clear breach of the order, the council took Mr Abdi to court where on February 9, he was ordered to pay a total of £1,210 in fines and costs.
Speaking on Wednesday (February 10), Councillor James Denselow, Brent's cabinet member for stronger communities said: "People in residential blocks have a right to a good night's sleep, so when a businessman is such a nuisance to his neighbours, he'd better expect us to come down on him hard.
“Yesterday, the courts gave a clear sign that they are going to make such noisy businesses pay for their anti-social behaviour."