Woman who blamed late-night noise on poltergeist is evicted from home
A YOUNG mother has been taken to court after ignoring warnings to stop having loud all-night parties.
Leanne Fennell, 20, told her neighbours a poltergeist was to blame for the thumping music and rubbish strewn in the garden.
She has now been evicted from the home in Wexford Avenue, on the Greatfield estate in east Hull.
Hull City Council prosecuted Fennell after she ignored a noise abatement notice served earlier this year.
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Council officers also seized four televisions, four DVD players and a CD player, which will now be destroyed.
One neighbour, who did not wish to be named, said: "She told us a poltergeist would keep switching the music on really loud when she was in bed."
However, another neighbour told of "night after night" of loud parties running into the early hours of the morning.
"Some of the neighbours had a terrible time," they said.
"There was always bottles and bottles of wine and cider just chucked in the garden.
"She had at least four huge bonfires to burn some of the rubbish that was in there.
"Some people complained and then she was warned by the council, but she didn't listen.
"Eventually, it went too far and we'd had enough."
Another neighbour said: "She was playing loud music at all hours. We reported her loads of times.
"It is nice to have some peace and quiet around here now she has gone."
On her Facebook page, Fennell says: "First and most of all I'm a proud mam to a beautiful little girl. I'm not fussy ... but a girl should try look her best 24/7.
"I also sin but I'm not the devil, so with me what you see is what you get. I love to party with my mates, well, the ones who can keep up with me that is."
Loud music was heard coming from Fennell's home on January 13, 16, 18 and 19, after the noise abatement notice had been served by council nuisance officers.
She also ignored warnings to clear rubbish from outside the property.
Fennell was found guilty in her absence of four breaches of the abatement notice banning loud music and raised voices and another requiring her to remove rubbish from the garden.
Hull magistrates ordered her to pay fines of £370 and costs of £500 to Hull City Council.
Last week, the council ran a week of events to encourage people to report neighbourhood nuisance.