Man fined £5,000 for playing Chris Brown's 'Loyal' on repeat

Mark Chandler
Chris Brown: The singer's hit made people's lives a misery: Scott Roth/Invision/AP

A north west London hip-hop fan has been hit with a £5,000 penalty after repeatedly blasting out expletive-ridden Chris Brown hit Loyal at deafening volume.

Mandu Ukpong made life a misery for the residents of Yeoman Court in Pinner Road, Harrow, by cranking out loud music at all hours of the day.

When environmental health officers from Harrow council arrived at his door, they could hear the Chris Brown smash playing on a loop.

Despite knocking at the door there was no answer as the song, which includes explicit lyrics boasting about the size of star’s manhood, boomed out of his speakers.

Officers later had to return to the property with a court warrant, seizing his hi-fi equipment and cutting off the grating sound of Mr Brown - notorious for beating up former girlfriend Rhianna.

Mr Ukpong had fallen foul of the council’s environmental health team before, notching up a history of complaints about noise emanating from his flat.

Neighbours had complained the bass from his speakers was so strong it forced children to flee their bedrooms and sleep in the living room instead.

In his defence, Mr Ukpong told Willesden Magistrates’ Court his life had been made a “living hell” by the sound of stomping feet from his upstairs neighbours.

But, last month, the court fined him £2,000 for breaching a Noise Abatement Notice, ordered him to pay £2,975 costs and issued a £100 victim surcharge.

Speaking afterwards Cllr Graham Henson, cabinet member for environment, crime and community safety, said: “We all have to tolerate noises we don’t like but there’s no excuse for this.

“We gave Mr Ukpong a chance to be quiet but he continued to make trouble and now it’s cost him a lot of ‘green’.”

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