TWO men whose drink-fuelled behaviour led to more than 200 police call-outs have been banned from setting foot in each other’s homes.

Carl Potter and Daniel Davies have been subjected to a landmark court order following a long history of reported violence and disorder in South Tyneside since 2015.

Police regularly received complaints that the pair had assaulted each other and tormented neighbours as a result of their alcohol misuse and violence when together, often in the early hours of the morning.

One family even moved home to escape their disruptive and intimidating behaviour.

Last week, Davies was given a suspended prison sentence after he verbally attacked a disabled resident.

Northumbria Police has secured a civil injunction which forbids them from entering each other’s homes.

Potter, 38, of Reed Street, South Shields, and Davies, 34, of Charles Street, Boldon Colliery, must also engage with an adult recovery service to address their alcohol misuse as part of a two-year injunction handed down by South Tyneside County Court on July 10.

Inspector Don Wade, of Northumbria Police, said: “Carl Potter and Daniel Davies have tormented their communities and proved to be a huge drain on police resources over the last five years.

“Their appalling behaviour – which has been intrinsically linked to their alcohol misuse – has resulted in 220 police call-outs, many of which as a result of them reporting to have been assaulted by the other or generally causing misery to those who live nearby.

“They have demonstrated a total lack of respect for the judicial system. They have received several warnings and been given every chance to change their ways – but have shown a total disregard for the well-being of themselves and those living in the vicinity.

“We are committed to protecting the communities we serve, and hope this landmark injunction – among the first of its kind to be issued in South Tyneside – will help them turn their lives around while also ensuring those who have had to endure their conduct can sleep easy again.

“Should either Potter or Davies ignore this order and be seen at each other’s addresses, they face re-arrest and a potential custodial sentence.”

Police were first alerted to the pair’s behaviour in March 2015 and have since been called to Potter’s home address more than 200 times when they have been in each other’s company.

With neighbours having grown increasingly frustrated by their abusive behaviour towards each other and the community, the case was taken on by Northumbria Police’s Southern Harm Reduction team based at Millbank Police Station.

On June 19 this year, police secured an interim injunction which forbid Potter or Davies from causing harassment, alarm or distress to any person not of the same household, as well as using abusive, insulting, intimidating or threatening language or behaviour in public.

An interim condition was also introduced a few weeks later banning Davies from attending Reed Street after he had verbally abused a disabled woman and her family on July 6.

Last Wednesday, July 29, as a result of that abuse, Davies pleaded guilty to breaching an interim civil injunction and received a 12-week jail sentence suspended for two years at South Tyneside County Court.

In a final bid to encourage them to turn their lives around, Potter and Davies have now been handed a two-year civil injunction with a string of strict conditions they must adhere to.

As part of the order, both individuals are not permitted to attend the home of the other in the Northumbria Police force area.

They are also forbidden from causing harassment, alarm or distress, using insulting, threatening or intimidating language or behaviour, and must both engage with South Tyneside Adult Recovery Service for one year to address their alcohol misuse.