Man could face prison for blasting Underworld’s Born Slippy on repeat
54-year-old Clyde Taylor blasted Underworld’s Born Slippy on repeat until 3 am.
Despite multiple warnings and seizure of audio equipment, the Manchester native kept on blasting the 90’s rave hit featured on the Trainspotting soundtrack.
According to Manchester Evening News, the council was forced to seize Mr Taylor’s audio equipment, which included speakers, stereo equipment, a TV, amps, and an electric guitar following complaints from neighbours.
However, Taylor simply replaced the equipment and continued to play music at high volumes until the early hours of the morning.
After ignoring the request to keep the noise at a minimum, police took firm action.
Mr Taylor has been hit with an order that prevents him from “permitting music to be played at a level that can be heard outside the property”.
Councilor David Lancaster, lead member for environment and community safety, said: “This is an unprecedented case which could have been avoided with a bit of neighbourly consideration. If he had complied with the first polite request to keep the noise down none of this would have been necessary.
“We will always try to resolve noise complaints without resorting to the law but if people refuse to be reasonable and considerate then we will use our full powers.
“It is the first time we have used a criminal behaviour order to tackle noise nuisance but, if need be, it will not be the last time we use these powers. We will be monitoring the property and I hope the gentleman fully appreciates if he breaches the order he could be jailed. We will have no hesitation in going back to court if this nuisance doesn’t stop.”
Mr. Taylor has been fined £50 per offence, imposed a £30 victim surcharge and made an order for £1,500 costs against him.
Underworld’s Born Slippy may be a legendary track, but it’s not worth going to jail over.