Disruptive speakers from a Shisha lounge have been seized by Slough Borough Council after noise complaints from residents.

Council officers applied for and received a warrant to take away all the noise making equipment, which was being played at deafening levels from the recently opened Akaya Lounge on Slough High Street.

Last Friday they went in and removed it all.

It marked the end of a long saga that saw a noise abatement notice served on Christmas Eve at 3am following repeated complaints from local residents about loud and intrusive music coming from Akaya.

The lounge has a DJ booth where music makers can bring their own equipment but integral speakers also operate throughout the venue. All the speakers were seized during the raid and will now be stored to be used in any future prosecution.

Councillor Pavitar K Mann, the council's lead member for planning and regulatory services, said: “Residents in this area have been suffering since Akaya opened with loud music playing at all times of the night.

“Today, when the number of breaches of the noise notice become clear and there was no improvement in the situation, we decided enough was enough.

“This should serve as a warning to any business that continues to cause a noise nuisance to residents; we can and will take action.”