A MAN with a "significant history" of antisocial behaviour complaints in East Lothian has been banned from having more than two visitors to home at any given time.

Stephen Ritchie, 45, who lives on High Street, Cockenzie, has been ordered not to shout and swear at local residents in and around his street or slam doors in his property, play loud music and have more than two visitors unless they are there as part of their employment.

East Lothian Council was granted an interim Antisocial Behaviour Order (ASBO) against Mr Ritchie at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

A council spokesperson said: “There is a significant history of antisocial behaviour complaints made against Mr Ritchie in East Lothian, and particularly in and around a property in High Street, Cockenzie, which has caused considerable alarm and distress to others.

"In addition to playing loud music and slamming doors within the property Mr Ritchie has regularly had high numbers of visitors who have also engaged in disruptive behaviour which has severely impacted on the quality of life of others within the community.

"East Lothian Council has a strong antisocial behaviour policy in place and members of the Safer Communities team gathered supportive evidence to successfully take legal action to address Mr Ritchie’s behaviour.”