How listening to Ed Sheeran landed this woman behind bars

The Judge said she wasn't 'a civilised person'

A woman has been jailed after playing Ed Sheeran on loop and driving her neighbours completely up the wall.

No one hates Ed Sheeran more than Clare and Jonathan Tidmarsh and their five kids – who were forced to endure their neighbour Sonia Bryce playing Sheeran’s latest release, Shape of You, at full volume on loop late at night.

Before this stunt, Bryce had already been jailed for six weeks for breaching a noise injunction 10 times. After the Sheeran fiasco, a judge sentenced her to eight more weeks behind bars.

Surprisingly, Bryce denied the allegation at the Walsall county court. Her defence? “I don’t even like Ed Sheeran.”

However Judge Philip Gregory was having none of it, ripping into the jobless Bryce.

“I am quite convinced that you do not care tuppence about the effect that your behaviour has upon perfectly decent and respectable people next door.

“Everyone is entitled to live in a degree of peace and quiet with the usual give and take of society.

“But you do not behave like a civilised person and you have got to learn that you will.”

This article first published on Men’s Health.

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