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Man Fined $2,600 For Blasting James Blunt At ‘An Unacceptable Level’

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Man Fined $2,600 For Blasting James Blunt At ‘An Unacceptable Level’

A man in the UK has been fined £1,400 (AUD$2,596) for blasting James Blunt late into the night and disrupting his neighbour's sleep.

According to the Independent, Mark Carey played the tunes so loudly at his Plymouth home that he disrupted the sleep of those living near him.

They argued these late-night tunes caused them 'stress, fatigue and anxiety'.

Plymouth Magistrates' Court heard Carey wasn't blasting these tunes because he was going through a bad breakup but just simply enjoyed the music.

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There have been multiple complaints against his unacceptably loud music in the past and he had previously been given a community protection notice in October 2020.

Rodolfo Sassano / Alamy Stock Photo
Rodolfo Sassano / Alamy Stock Photo

He also previously ignored three letters warning him about noise levels.

The ballads continued on another three occasions between July 25 and August 4 this year, with Carey's neighbours recording the music to use as evidence.

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When environmental health officers reviewed the recordings, it wasn't just Blunt's 'You're Beautiful' they heard. They also identified the lyrics to 'Timber', the iconic 2013 hit by Pitbull and Kesha, as well as Coldplay's 'Fix You'.

I don't know what emotional state someone has to be in to listen to 'Timber' alongside Coldplay and James Blunt, but this is the point where I would have moved if I lived near this man.

Carey did not present in court for the hearing (fair call) but was found guilty of breaching a community protection notice and fined £660 and ordered to pay costs of £699.70 and a £66 victim surcharge.

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Environmental health officers also obtained a warrant and seized three TVs, speakers and other music equipment from his house which has been permanently forfeited.

Councillor John Riley, cabinet member for community safety at Plymouth City Council, said: "Everyone has the right to live quietly in their own home, which is why we will not hesitate to bring prosecutions against people who try and take that right away from their neighbours.

"I hope now that the defendant's neighbours will finally have some peace."

James Blunt, who has a chaotic Twitter presence and has never failed to rise to the occasion, has not yet replied, but the internet is waiting with bated breath.

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Life is truly brilliant.

Featured Image Credit: CHROMORANGE/Stefan Craemer/Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity, James Blunt, Music, Coldplay, Weird

Hannah Blackiston
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