East Lothian Council

ASBO restricts Tranent man's movements

Published Thursday 22nd November 12

Haddington Sheriff Court

Haddington Sheriff Court has granted an ASBO against Mark Robertson from Tranent who has a string of housebreaking convictions.

A full Antisocial Behaviour Order (ASBO) has been granted against a 33-year-old Tranent man with a lengthy criminal record of theft and housebreaking in East Lothian, banning him from entering the villages of Ormiston, Elphinstone, and the hamlet of Ormiston Hall.

In granting the ASBO on Monday 19 November, Haddington Sheriff Court was informed that Robertson of 106 Northfield, Tranent, has a history of theft and housebreaking in East Lothian and elsewhere in Scotland. In particular, Robertson had stolen from properties in Ormiston, Elphinstone and Ormiston Hall.

The ASBO application also noted that Robertson had ‘engaged in a course of conduct causing alarm and distress to others since at least 2007’ resulting in convictions for housebreaking, shoplifting, forgery and drugs misuse.

A Council spokesman said:

“Unfortunately, Mark Robertson is an habitual criminal who so far has been unable to mend his ways. The Council is happy to co-operate fully with the police in this case and hopefully the restrictions placed upon Mr Robertson will effectively curb his persistent anti-social behaviour.”

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