Woman's loud lovemaking lands her with fine as cries of passion leave neighbours 'on edge'

A single mum has been fined £300 after complaints were made that sounds of passion from her semi disturbed her neighbours.

Wrexham County Court heard how neighbours had been disturbed by Kristin Morgan's lovemaking and loud conversations for months. Photo: Google
Wrexham County Court heard how neighbours had been disturbed by Kristin Morgan's lovemaking and loud conversations for months. Photo: Google

Kristin Morgan, 41, of Mayville Avenue, Llay, Wrexham, was advised by the city’s magistrate to find out whether she could get a grant to insulate walls and help stop the noise.

The care worker admitted four offences of failing to comply with an abatement notice requiring that she stop the noise “created by clearly audible vocalisations relating to lovemaking and loud conversations late at night and in the early morning".

Louise Edwards, prosecuting for Wrexham Council, said the authority was first informed of noise issues in July 2020 after a loud party. A warning letter was sent to Morgan but there were a large number of recordings by neighbours including of romps.

The lawyer said advice had been provided but there were further complaints including about loud sexual activities. The council recognised the right to a healthy sex life but due consideration for neighbours was requested because of the thin walls.

Miss Edwards said Morgan blamed her son and his girlfriend, and an enforcement officer suggested she swapped rooms with them.

But complaints continued and noise monitors were installed at the neighbouring home.

“This confirmed the loud noise from sexual activities continued and loud conversations,” the prosecutor said. “Neighbours have suffered noise nuisance for an unacceptable period which they described as a horrendous experience which has affected their health. They no longer feel happy in their own home and feel on edge.

“Mrs Morgan has had ample opportunity to resolve the situation.”

The offences spanned from last Boxing Day to April 4.

Morgan, representing herself, told the magistrates she had moved into a rundown house. She’d been trying to improve it and to save for insulation. She said they were a “normal family".

Her pensioner dad, son aged 23, and teen daughter lived there. “We don’t mean to be loud,” she declared.

Court chairman Andrew Stubbs said they acknowledged that Morgan was a night worker and perhaps hadn’t spent a great deal of time in the house during the evenings. But he told her :”It’s clear to us, throughout the course of these events, you have buried your head in the sand.”

She must pay £534 costs.

Mr Stubbs added: ”It’s clear the noise has to stop. You have to do something about it. We recognise you have taken some steps. It may be the case you might be eligible for help with insulation in terms of grants. It may help the situation.”

Her son Aled also faces four offences under the Environmental Protection Act. His case was adjourned in his absence until next month.

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