WALTHAM FOREST: Drunken duo banned from meeting
11:26am Thursday 23rd August 2012 in Where I Live
A DRUNKEN duo who made people's life "hell" across Waltham Forest face jail if they go within 25 metres of each other.
Various people in Chingford, Walthamstow and Leyton called police a total of 90 times in four months to deal with homeless James Trent, 54, and Mandy Davis, 51.
They would regularly hurl abuse, shout and play loud music after drinking excessively in the street or at various properties across the borough, a court heard.
The pair have now been served an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) and could be jailed if they break its restrictions.
These include being barred from being within 25 metres of each other or another man, Thomas Trayner.
Trent and Davis are also banned from a large area of the borough, which includes the Aldriche Way Estate and 11 other streets in Chingford and Highams Park.
Whittle Close, Hoe Street, Boundary Road, Markhouse Road, all in Walthamstow, and Capworth Street, High Road, and Church Roads in Leyton are also out of bounds.
They are also not permitted to drink alcohol in a public place.
The ASBO was issued at Central London Civil Courts following a joint application by Waltham Forest Council, police and council housing manager Ascham Homes.
The council's cabinet member for community safety, Cllr Liaquat Ali, said: "The behaviour of James Trent and Mandy Davis was absolutely despicable.
"As well as making life hell for their neighbours, the sheer number of emergency calls they made represents a massive drain on the public purse and presents a risk to those in genuine need of an ambulance or police assistance when resources are being wasted on nuisance calls."