ASBO prohibits Birmingham man from East Lothian for an indefinite period

An ASBO was issued at Edinburgh Sheriff Court against Kaine Jones (21) of Druid Lane, Birmingham, prohibiting him from entering the local authority area of East Lothian for an indefinite period.

It was alleged that Mr Jones had a significant involvement with an organised crime group involved in the supply of illegal drugs within the county. It was also alleged that Mr Jones was linked to acts of violence and intimidation, including the use of weapons.

An East Lothian Council spokesperson said: “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, including those most vulnerable to intimidation and exploitation. Both agencies are committed to making East Lothian an even safer place to reside and visit. The granting of this Order reflects the strength of that commitment”.   

Detective Sergeant Cameron Walker from Musselburgh's Community Investigation Unit added: "I have no doubt that Jones moved here from the Birmingham area, having no previous links to East Lothian, with the intention of committing criminality.

"In an example of 'county lines' drug dealing, he took advantage of vulnerable individuals in order to supply crack cocaine both locally and further afield by using a base outwith his original area of residence. We hope that this ASBO sends a message that East Lothian is, and will remain, a hostile place for those intent on causing our communities harm and profiting from the exploitation of others.  

“The public play a vital role in helping us tackling this sort of criminality and anyone with information or concerns about such behaviour is urged to report this to Police Scotland on 101 or to the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Published: Wednesday, 30th January 2019