ASBO granted following number of abusive and aggressive incidents

An interim Antisocial Behaviour Order (ASBO) has been granted against Steven Moffat (26) of High Street, Prestonpans following an application to the court by East Lothian Council.

The court was presented with details of the alleged antisocial behaviour of Mr Moffat which included shouting, swearing and using threatening, intimidating, aggressive language and behaviour towards staff within the U-Save shop at 225 High Street, Prestonpans, and to council staff.

The terms of the interim ASBO prohibits Mr Moffat from entering the U-Save shop premises and from behaving in a way that causes or is likely to cause alarm or distress to others and includes shouting, swearing and using threatening, intimidating, aggressive or abusive language or behaviour towards any person who works at, or is within, the U-Save shop.

In addition, the interim ASBO prohibits Mr Moffat from shouting, swearing or using threatening or aggressive and abusive behaviour at, or towards, any council employee whilst on council business.

A council spokesperson said:  “East Lothian Council will use all powers open to it in protecting local business owners and staff against the type of behaviour alleged in this case. East Lothian Council’s Safer Communities Team worked closely with Police Scotland in compiling the evidence that was submitted to Court. It is not acceptable that members of the public and local businesses can be subjected to abusive and threatening language and behaviour in their community. If anyone has a concern about antisocial behaviour they can contact the Safer Communities Team on 01875 82430

Published: Friday, 21st September 2018