AN ORDER banning a Musselburgh man from shouting and swearing at neighbours has been granted by Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

Dean Conner, 33, of Links Avenue, has been handed an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) following an application by East Lothian Council.

The court was presented with details of the alleged anti-social behaviour of Mr Conner, including shouting, swearing and fighting within a property at Links Avenue, and disposing of items and bags of rubbish outwith a domestic bin within the communal garden.

The terms of the ASBO prohibit Mr Conner from behaving in an anti-social manner including shouting and swearing at neighbours and other residents in and around Links Avenue.

He is also banned from having more than two visitors to his property at any one time except those who are there in the course of their employment.

Mr Conner had received an interim ASBO earlier this year.

A council spokesperson said: “There is a significant history of anti-social behaviour complaints made against Mr Conner which has caused considerable alarm and distress to others.

“East Lothian Council, with the full support of Police Scotland, will take the strongest possible action against those who behave in an anti-social fashion. This includes applying to the sheriff court for anti-social behaviour orders against those whose persistent behaviour causes alarm and distress to others.”