Two people living next door to Ainsley Duda claimed objects in their home used to vibrate due to the 'unbearable' level of noise which went on over a three-month period.He sounds a charmless fellow:
Duda pleaded guilty to harassment without violence against Patricia Dunlop and Terrence Austin between April 1 and July 2 last year at Congleton Road, Biddulph.
Clare Moss, prosecuting, told North Staffordshire Magistrates' Court yesterday: "Police were called to the defendant's address on July 2 following reports of loud music coming from the property.So….that’s all it takes for the police to just leave? And do nothing until further reports are made?
"As a police officer approached the door, the defendant shouted 'what do you want' to him out of a window.
"He became abusive and was asked to open the door by the policeman, but refused to do so.
"The police officer left but neighbours asked police to go back to the house later in the day, describing the noise as unbearable and saying it had been going on for three months.
Eventually, it seems, they did do their job:
He told police he didn't feel playing music was a form of harassment and that he played it for his own enjoyment, and didn't think he had the volume turned up too loud.Yes, well, Ainsley, it’s not all about you, is it?
And it’s not just noise nuisance you’re up to either (is it ever?):
Duda, pictured, who now lives in High Street, Biddulph, was jailed for a total of 18 weeks after he also pleaded guilty to assaulting a traffic warden on July 2./facepalm
He also admitted producing and possessing cannabis on June 10 and possessing cocaine on the same date.
Nick Ryles, mitigating, told the court: "In the last year the defendant has developed a cocaine and alcohol addiction and has been using cannabis.Why, it sounds like he’s a poor, misunderstood little chap, doesn’t it?
"Since these offences, he has taken steps to limit and reduce his drug intake.
"He pleaded guilty to harassment on the day of his trial because he didn't want to put the two people through the trauma of having to give evidence.
"He played music on numerous occasions far too loud and didn't take into consideration that he was in a terraced property where noise can travel through walls.
"It was committed at a time when he was going through a dark period in his life.
"He didn't consider the effects the music would have on his neighbours.
"He was being rather selfish but he didn't set out to upset his neighbours, and there have been no further complaints about him since these matters came to light."
In which case, why the need for this extra caveat?
As well as jailing Duda for 18 weeks, magistrates also imposed a restraining order on him, which prevents him from having direct or indirect contact with Miss Dunlop or Mr Austin for a period of three years.Which, given he no longer lives there, tells you all you need to know, doesn’t it?
But there’s always one or two who see him as the real victim:
by RobT1983At least that one was well written:
“The bottom line is that this guy is not a bad guy. He's not dangerous and if any of you "lynch-mob" actually knew him and could see past the petty criminal acts, I guarantee you would find it hard not to like him.
There are far worse people on the streets of Biddulph, causing alot more damage and harm - but Ains is in the spot light? I seriously dont get it. I understand that what he did wasn't the best decision of his life but to be publicly humiliated when you have got REAL criminals roaming round with little or no attention focused on them, is telling me that something isnt right here.
Once again for the "lynch mob" - I do not condone what he has done, but i strongly oppose this form of public humiliation - especially when his crimes are as petty as they are in comparison to what goes on.”
by vickyc01Got that? Good!
“the lot u of u picking on some one on ere u don't even know or lived next door to makes me sick ,, u all picking on him off wot a news paper says -- they r makeing money off a good head line saying hes a junkie -- that is what sells papers ,, how can u all judge when u don't know the background of the story -- just what the papers say !!,, n saying gay boy ,, oxygen thief - n i hope he rots -- come on guys its music not murder pffftt its u small minded people make me sick !! were in 2012 not 1960 - im not having a go but don't judge people unless u know them n reasons why they play music loud -- i play myne none stop to block out listening 2 arguments - n people shouting ,, i think people should find out reasons of things b4 thety have any right to judge -- none of us r perfect -- so no1 should have any right judge any1 untill they know the truth .”