Abusive language and behaviour leads to ASBO

An interim ASBO was issued at Edinburgh Sheriff Court against Richard Hamilton (30) of Fall Avenue, Dunbar prohibiting him from shouting, swearing, using aggressive, abusive or intimidating language within, and near his property at Fall Avenue, Dunbar. In addition, he is also prohibited from shouting, swearing or using threatening, intimidating, aggressive or abusive language or behaviour at or towards any East Lothian Council employee.

A council spokesperson said: “Police Scotland and East Lothian Council’s Safer Communities Team worked together in preparing the evidence used to support the application. On a number of occasions Mr Hamilton’s behaviour caused alarm and distress to other users and East Lothian Council employees at the Bleachingfield Centre, Dunbar.

“The behaviour exhibited by Mr Hamilton has had a serious adverse effect on residents of Fall Avenue, Dunbar which has affected their ability to enjoy a quiet and peaceful home life. East Lothian Council will continue to pursue appropriate action to tackle the harmful effects of antisocial behaviour to local residents and employees.”

Published: Wednesday, 16th January 2019