MADONNA IN TROUBLE FOR NOISE POLLUTION IN LONDON
Pop superstar MADONNA has been cited for noise pollution by London
authorities after staff at her home in the British capital threw a
party in the singer's absence.
The Material Girl was out of the country on 27 June (10), when
officials from Westminister City Council were called to investigate
neighbours' noise complaints.
They found the music and singing coming from the property loud enough
to be considered "statutory nuisance" and an official notice was
posted through the letterbox, prompting Madonna's staff to put an end
to the party antics.
But their raucous activities have landed their famous boss in trouble
with local councillors - leaving her facing a possible court case and
a fine of up to $5,000 (£3,330) if she is cited for similar offences
in the future.
Councillor Ed Argar says, "We take the issue of noise pollution very
seriously and treat every case alike and fairly, regardless of who
owns the property concerned.
"If people want to hold a party, regardless of the time of day or
night, they need to show some common courtesy to their neighbours, who
should not have to pay the price for others' selfish behaviour."
However, a Westminister City Council spokesperson insists the case is
unlikely to end up in court. (MT/WNWCAG/JMA)