Council takes legal action to secure full ASBO

An Antisocial Behaviour Order (ASBO) for a period of 12 months has been granted against Stephen Ritchie (45) of High Street, Cockenzie following an application to Edinburgh Sheriff Court by East Lothian Council.

The court was presented with details of the alleged antisocial behaviour of Mr Ritchie which included shouting and swearing, playing loud music and repeatedly slamming doors within a property at High Street, Cockenzie.

The terms of the ASBO prohibits Mr Ritchie from behaving in an antisocial manner including shouting and swearing at neighbours and other local residents in and around High Street, Cockenzie. He is also prohibited from having more than two visitors to his property at any one time, except those who are there in the course of their employment.

Mr Ritchie received an Interim ASBO earlier in 2018.

A council spokesperson said: “There is a significant history of antisocial behaviour complaints made against Mr Ritchie in East Lothian, and particularly in and around a property in High Street, Cockenzie, which has caused considerable alarm and distress to others. East Lothian Council will seek Court orders against those who persist in behaving in an antisocial manner. The council has a robust Antisocial Behaviour Policy in place that will be applied to all reported incidences of antisocial behaviour.”

Published: Friday, 25th May 2018