Figures released from a Freedom of Information request show there have been an extra 7,000 calls complaining about noisy neighbours in Leeds since an out of hours telephone line was introduced. 

The Yorkshire Evening Post report:

Figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show that problems with rowdy behaviour have forced almost 8,000 residents to make calls to Leeds City Council during the night since September 2011.

An out-of-hours service, established last year for those “at their wits end” has seen a huge surge in the number of calls, with more and more residents refusing to suffer in silence.

The figures obtained by the YEP show that 7,799 calls have been made to the out-of-hours team since September 2011.

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