Council pursues legal action following noise complaints

An interim ASBO was issued at Edinburgh Sheriff Court against Scott Bennion (49) of Riverside Drive, Haddington prohibiting him from shouting, swearing using aggressive, abusive or intimidating language or behaviour within his property at Riverside Drive or permitting or encouraging visitors to do the same such as to cause alarm or distress to other residents of, or visitors to, Riverside Drive, Haddington.

In addition, Mr Bennion is prohibited from playing a radio, hi-fi or any other sound producing devices at levels within his property at Riverside Drive which may cause alarm or distress to neighbouring residents or visitors. The Interim ASBO also prohibits Mr Bennion from having more than two visitors to his property at any one time, except for those there in the course of their employment.

A council spokesperson said: “The council’s Safer Communities team worked closely with Police Scotland in gathering the appropriate evidence to present to court. Mr Bennion’s behaviour, and that of visitors to his property, has had a serious adverse effect on residents of Riverside Drive which has affected their ability to enjoy a quiet and peaceful home life. Anyone in East Lothian who is similarly affected by antisocial behaviour can report it via the council’s Antisocial Behaviour Helpline on 01875 824 307”. 

Published: Tuesday, 26th March 2019