Complaints about behaviour in Haddington town centre leads to Interim ASBO

An interim ASBO was issued at Edinburgh Sheriff Court against Amanda Bain (38) of High Street, Haddington prohibiting her from using aggressive, abusive or intimidating language or behaviour within her property in High Street, Haddington, or permitting visitors to do the same, such as to cause, or be likely to cause, alarm or distress to other residents of, or visitors to the High Street, Haddington.

In addition, Ms Bain is prohibited from entering the High Street, Haddington in a group of more than two people.

A number of complaints about Ms Bain’s behaviour, and that of visitors to her property, have been received by East Lothian Council’s Safer Communities Team and centred on her abusive and aggressive language and behaviour towards visitors to, and neighbours of, her property at behaviour which has caused alarm and distress to other residents and visitors in the High Street, Haddington.

A council spokesperson said: “Police Scotland and East Lothian Council recently agreed a Problem Solving Partnership (PSP) in response to incidents of antisocial behaviour in Haddington High Street which was having a negative impact on local residents, businesses and visitors. Ms Bain’s behaviour has caused alarm and distress to others and East Lothian Council will seek to pursue appropriate legal process to tackle such concerns.”

An interim ASBO was issued at Edinburgh Sheriff Court against Amanda Bain (38) of High Street, Haddington prohibiting her from using aggressive, abusive or intimidating language or behaviour within her property in High Street, Haddington, or permitting visitors to do the same, such as to cause, or be likely to cause, alarm or distress to other residents of, or visitors to the High Street, Haddington.

In addition, Ms Bain is prohibited from entering the High Street, Haddington in a group of more than two people.

A number of complaints about Ms Bain’s behaviour, and that of visitors to her property, have been received by East Lothian Council’s Safer Communities Team and centred on her abusive and aggressive language and behaviour towards visitors to, and neighbours of, her property at behaviour which has caused alarm and distress to other residents and visitors in the High Street, Haddington.

A council spokesperson said: “Police Scotland and East Lothian Council recently agreed a Problem Solving Partnership (PSP) in response to incidents of antisocial behaviour in Haddington High Street which was having a negative impact on local residents, businesses and visitors. Ms Bain’s behaviour has caused alarm and distress to others and East Lothian Council will seek to pursue appropriate legal process to tackle such concerns.”

Published: Tuesday, 11th December 2018