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‘They can’t take my voice’ – Defiance from karaoke fan evicted for belting out Celine Dion songs

Celine Dion.
Celine Dion.

A karaoke crooner who drove her neighbours mad by belting out Celine Dion songs is being evicted from her home.

Kirsty Miller was arrested after ignoring warnings from police who had been called out to reports of her “screaming” along to numbers by the Canadian diva.

The noisy neighbour complaints triggered a furious response from the mum of three, who declared: “They can take my karaoke machine but they can’t take my voice.”

The incident ended up with her appearing in the dock at Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

Miller, 30, of Duncan Crescent, Dunfermline, admitted that on January 20 at her home she behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by repeatedly shouting and swearing.

Depute fiscal Alistair McDermid said, “Police were called to the accused’s home having received complaints that she was screaming Celine Dion songs.

“They spoke to her about this and as officers left, the accused began to shout and swear out of the kitchen window.”

They can take my karaoke machine but they can’t take my voice.

He said she appeared to be targeting abuse at neighbours calling them “snakes” and swearing at them.

Miller then shouted: “They can take my karaoke machine but they can’t take my voice.”

Police were later called back to Miller’s home after further complaints.

Officers again warned her and Miller again shouted abuse after they left.

When police went to the house for a third time, Miller was arrested and claimed the neighbours were making things up.

Depute fiscal Jonathan Matheson-Dear said his client is the mother of three young children.

He went on: “The children were not at home at this time. She had been drinking to excess and also suffers from depression.

“This, of course, is no excuse for what was pretty appalling anti-social behaviour.”

The solicitor said that his client is being evicted from the property later this month and that there was “a background of problems with the neighbours”.

“It was a very unfortunate incident,” he added.

Sheriff Chris Shead deferred sentence until October 9 for Miller to be of good behaviour.

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