TWO men have been jailed after one gave the other a lift home from prison.

Dean Potter and Callum Pope - from Runcorn - were banned from associating with each other under five-year criminal behaviour orders in 2019.

The CBOs were imposed due to the pair’s ‘repeated involvement in anti-social behaviour, drug dealing and threatening behaviour’.

But 24-year-old Potter collected 22-year-old Pope from HMP Risley in Warrington following the latter’s release from jail on Friday, June 10.

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Callum Pope

They were arrested on route home on the Daresbury Expressway after police spotted them travelling in the driver’s Ford Focus.

Appearing at Crewe Magistrates Court on Saturday, June 11, both admitted breaching a criminal behaviour order.

Pope, of Lime Grove, was handed eight months behind bars and ordered to pay a £156 victim surcharge.

Potter, of Victoria Road, was imprisoned for six months and made to pay a £128 surcharge.

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Chief inspector Andrew Blizard said: “It is beyond belief that that Pope would breach the terms of his CBO within minutes of him being released from prison by getting a lift home from Potter.

“The pair were well aware that they were banned from associating with each other, yet they chose to get into a car together.

“As a result of that action, both of the men are now behind bars.”