Jailed Bournemouth Criminal Boasts On Facebook

A criminal from Bournemouth jailed for leading police on a high-speed car chase has told friends on Facebook he "had a result'' with his sentence.

Lee Hepburn, 26, was jailed for 30 months on 19 December by a judge at Bournemouth Crown Court.

The same day he took to the popular social networking site and wrote: "Had a result today got 30month be out before my lil mans bday.''

More than 30 people have since "liked'' the comment, with one writing underneath: "Brilliant result, can't believe how nice the judge was.''

Hepburn had pleaded guilty to three counts of possessing cannabis totalling more than £10,000 with intent to supply, as well as dangerous driving, failing to stop and two counts of driving while disqualified.

But since he was sentenced, Hepburn, from Bournemouth, has continued to post messages on his Facebook page.

On Boxing Day, he wrote: "Happy christmas everyone i will be out for the next one x.''

Three days earlier, Hepburn had posted: "Fnx for all the birthday messages cant wait to see my kids tomoz.''

Earlier that month the father-of-two, who has convictions stretching back to his teenage years, had lamented missing his daughter's birthday.

He wrote: "Wish I was there for my baby girls party today but you know they saying you do the crime got to do the time.''

Now the page has been shut down, with a message saying: "Sorry, this page isn't available. The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed.''

A Ministry of Justice spokesman said:

"The Justice Secretary has made clear that it is totally unacceptable for prisoners to access social networking sites.

"Those who break the rules will be dealt with severely, and no prisoner should be in any doubt that if they are found with a mobile phone or any other illicit items they will be stripped of their privileges and reported to the police for further action.''

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