A HADDINGTON woman has been handed an interim anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) over alleged abusive behaviour.

The interim ASBO was issued at Edinburgh Sheriff Court against Amanda Bain, 38, of High Street banning her from using aggressive, abusive or intimidating language or behaviour within her home or permitting visitors to do the same, such as to cause, or be likely to cause, alarm or distress to others.

Ms Bain is also banned from entering the street in a group of more than two people.

A number of complaints about Ms Bain’s behaviour, and that of visitors to her property, have been received by East Lothian Council’s Safer Communities Team and centred on her alleged abusive and aggressive language and behaviour towards visitors to and neighbours of her property, allegedly causing alarm and distress to others.

A council spokesperson said: “Police Scotland and East Lothian Council recently agreed a Problem Solving Partnership (PSP) in response to incidents of anti-social behaviour in Haddington High Street which was having a negative impact on local residents, businesses and visitors.

"Ms Bain’s behaviour has caused alarm and distress to others and East Lothian Council will seek to pursue appropriate legal process to tackle such concerns.”