ASBO granted against East Lothian resident

east lothian councilAn interim Antisocial Behaviour Order (ASBO) has been granted against a resident following an application to Edinburgh Sheriff Court by East Lothian Council.

Complaints about Scott Anderson’s behaviour in and around his East Linton flat date back to 2010. The court heard that Mr Anderson regularly played loud music at all hours of the day and night, causing distress to his neighbours and their visitors. His home was the source of repeated banging and thumping noises. He also graffitied around his door.

In spite of regular interventions by the council’s Safer Communities Team, Mr Anderson continued in his antisocial behaviour.

Interim ASBOs are used to protect members of the public from an individual’s behaviour while the legal proceedings are progressing. The interim order was granted at Edinburgh Sheriff Court and will remain in force until a further court hearing is held to determine whether a full ASBO is appropriate.

East Lothian Council’s Safer Communities team worked closely with Police Scotland to compile the dossier of evidence that was used in court.

A council spokesperson said: “We take such complaints extremely seriously and will not hesitate to pursue legal action to ensure local residents are not subjected to behaviour that can cause alarm and distress.”

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