Allegations of criminal activity leads to ASBOs

Two interim ASBOs were issued at Edinburgh Sheriff Court against Sam Searson (26), and Dylan Worrall (24), prohibiting them from entering the local authority area of East Lothian.

A council spokesperson said: “Police Scotland and East Lothian Council’s Safer Communities Team worked together in preparing the evidence used to support the applications. It was alleged that both Mr Searson and Mr Worrall had engaged in criminal activity within the county earlier in 2018”.

“East Lothian Council will work in close partnership with Police Scotland in using the antisocial behaviour legislation to bring relief to the communities of East Lothian. The granting of these Interim Orders is testament to the strength of that inter-agency working”.

Inspector Andrew Harborow said: "Antisocial behaviour is a blight on our communities and will not be tolerated. Whenever such offences are reported to police we investigate thoroughly and work closely with relevant partners to ensure appropriate sanctions are put in place against those responsible.

"Police Scotland are delighted with the granting of these interim ASBOs and will proactively enforce these conditions"


Published: Wednesday, 19th December 2018