A NEIGHBOUR from hell who played loud Madonna and rap music at all hours of the day and night has been sentenced to 90 days in prison after breaching an Anti-Social Behaviour Order.
Tracey Kirby, 35 of Cliff Street, Rishton, was sentenced by Hyndburn magistrates on Monday.
The court heard she had breached the order 11 times since it was granted to Hyndburn Council’s noise pollution team in February.
Even when her stereo equipment was seized she borrowed another one and continued the music.
Her defence solicitor Graeme Parkinson said: "I have grave concerns about the way Tracey will get on in custody because it is obvious she has problems.
"Just what problems she is suffering from nobody can say for sure. The probation service do not believe they can work with her or that she can respond to a community order.
"They do not believe she could commit to attending weekly appointments because she does not have enough structure in her life."
Chairman of the Bench, Mr J F Mullen, told her: "We are sending you to prison for 90 days for three breaches of the order, as well as 14 days for not turning up to court. The sentences will run concurrently and I am revoking the community order but keeping the ASBO in place."
Kirby, who had been in custody for 21 days before the hearing, will therefore serve 69 days of her sentence.
She pleaded guilty to breaching the order on 27 March by disturbing her neighbours by playing loud music after 11.30pm; on 19 April by allowing a person to enter her home after he was banned by the order; and again on 22 April by allowing the same person into her home.
Her next-door neighbour David Schofield, 33, said: "This is the best news we’ve had in ages. It’s just a shame it’s not for longer. Me and my family will now be able to get back to normal for a while. We just hope that she will learn her lesson, otherwise she will be straight back doing the same thing."