Bar owner jailed for four years for noise pollution
8 May 2007, MADRID – The supreme court condemned a bar owner in Barcelona to four years in jail for noise pollution.
8 May 2007
MADRID – The supreme court condemned a bar owner in Barcelona to four years in jail for noise pollution.
The court also said the man should have also been condemned for the offence of injuring his neighbours.
The owner had appealed against an earlier decision but this was rejected.
He was convicted for an offence against ‘natural resources and the environment’. He must all pay four neighbours compensation of between EUR 10,000 -6,000 for damaging their mental health and personal intimacy.
The court said the restaurant owner was aware of the damage the noise was doing to the lives of the neighbours and their health.
A lower court in Barcelona said he did nothing to stop the noise pollution.
Neighbours suffered insomnia and stress. Two of the four had to attend a clinic for treatment for depression and anxiety and were put on medication.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news