Many years ago in the UK the people in the house adjoining my mother's, who was in her 80s, installed a heavy industrial sewing machine for sewing leather. Family members took it in turns to use it 24 hour per day 7 days per week making various leather goods. The noise drove my mother mad. She complained to the council, to noise abatement and to the police. Nobody could do anything about it. One night my mother cracked and started banging on the adjoining wall with a tin tray. They immediately complained to the police who came, arrested my mother, took her to the police station, where they kept her for the rest of the night and gave her an official caution in writing. Funny old world.