A noisy neighbour in Worcester Park faces fines and legal costs of more than £1,600 after ignoring council orders to turn the sound down.

Thomas Curd, 22, of Brinkley Road, was fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £650 in court costs after ignoring noise complaints and abatement notices for the past 14 months.

Curd's neighbours first complained about loud music in November 2006.

When Curd ignored a council abatement notice in May, he was given a £100 fine.

When he ignored that, Sutton Council prosecuted.

Colin Hall, deputy leader and executive member for the environment, said: "Every resident has the right to a good night's sleep and the council will not hesitate to take action against persistent noise nuisance offenders.

"Those who continue to disturb their neighbours in this way will find it will cost them dearly."

Curd did not attend the court hearing on January 10.