Criminal uses Facebook to mock 'result' jail sentence

Criminal uses Facebook to mock 'result' jail sentence

MEDIA: Lee Hepburn

TALK: Hepburn’s mother Lorraine

First published in News

A CRIMINAL jailed for 30 months after leading police on a high-speed car chase told friends on Facebook he ‘had a result’ with his sentence.

Lee Hepburn, 26, 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 at Bourne-mouth Crown Court in December.

But since being sentenced, he has returned to the social networking site to write to friends from custody.

The father-of-two, a serial offender with a string of driving and drug convictions, was involved in a 70 mile per hour chase through West Howe in which he drove down a footpath before smashing head-on into another car.

The driver of the vehicle, Mrs Windsor, and her two grandchildren aged 13 and 10, suffered whiplash, bruising and severe shock in the collision.

Judge Samuel Wiggs sentenced Hepburn to two-and-a-half years in prison at the court after hearing Hepburn, of Highlands Crescent, had appeared in court on 26 occasions for 87 offences, starting in 2003 when he was 15.

But the same day – December 19 – he took to Facebook to write: “Had a result today got 30 month be out before my lil mans bday [SIC].”

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

And on December 26, Boxing Day, Hepburn wrote: “Happy Christmas everyone I will be out for the next one x.”

Earlier that month, he told friends: “Wish I was there for my baby girl’s party today but you know the saying you do the crime got to do the time.”

In 2007, Hepburn’s mother Lorraine told the Daily Echo that he was being ‘picked on’ by the police.

She spoke out as the then 19-year-old was branded a ‘thorough social nuisance’ and jailed for 12 months after breaking his Asbo for the 15th time.

“How is he supposed to be given a chance?” she asked.

“I don’t know if he is trying to impress people, but he isn’t a nasty person.”

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6:21am Mon 6 Jan 14

Abc1970 says...

It is absolutely disgusting that prisoners have access to things like Facebook. Prison is meant to be a punishment not a holiday camp! Glad to see taxpayers money being well spent as usual. I suppose they all get given iPads now to try and stop them re-offending. Absolute joke!
It is absolutely disgusting that prisoners have access to things like Facebook. Prison is meant to be a punishment not a holiday camp! Glad to see taxpayers money being well spent as usual. I suppose they all get given iPads now to try and stop them re-offending. Absolute joke! Abc1970
  • Score: 59

6:31am Mon 6 Jan 14

manyogie says...

“I don’t know if he is trying to impress people, but he isn’t a nasty person.”
Wrong!
He is a career criminal whose handled 100`s of thousands of pounds of proceedings from his offences against Society.
Sadly though, in this `nicey nicey` world we kid ourselves that we live in, where everyone is dragged down to the lowest denominator to make us feel all the same and included, career criminals will continue to flourish.
“I don’t know if he is trying to impress people, but he isn’t a nasty person.” Wrong! He is a career criminal whose handled 100`s of thousands of pounds of proceedings from his offences against Society. Sadly though, in this `nicey nicey` world we kid ourselves that we live in, where everyone is dragged down to the lowest denominator to make us feel all the same and included, career criminals will continue to flourish. manyogie
  • Score: 32

6:32am Mon 6 Jan 14

cathyfranklin says...

This is something that has been happening for years and no one has batted an eyelid. I myself campaigned along with someone else on this subject, took the fight to parliament to get Jammers installed into all prisons, spent weeks researching how it worked in other countries, only to be told, I talked nonsense, it would never work blah blah blah (because the elite know best). Now 5 years on and guess what? they want to spend thousands upon thousands of taxpayers money to research into this and how to stop it....what a joke, we did it for free and still have all the research sat in cupboard. The Government never wants to upset the prisoner so they talk about getting tough but never do, this story is one out of a million cases in prisons today..very sad we don't have people in power with balls to stop this overnight.
This is something that has been happening for years and no one has batted an eyelid. I myself campaigned along with someone else on this subject, took the fight to parliament to get Jammers installed into all prisons, spent weeks researching how it worked in other countries, only to be told, I talked nonsense, it would never work blah blah blah (because the elite know best). Now 5 years on and guess what? they want to spend thousands upon thousands of taxpayers money to research into this and how to stop it....what a joke, we did it for free and still have all the research sat in cupboard. The Government never wants to upset the prisoner so they talk about getting tough but never do, this story is one out of a million cases in prisons today..very sad we don't have people in power with balls to stop this overnight. cathyfranklin
  • Score: 30

7:03am Mon 6 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

Do they have free broadband Wi-FI in nick as well?
Do they have free broadband Wi-FI in nick as well? BIGTONE
  • Score: 14

7:18am Mon 6 Jan 14

MMM444 says...

Judge Sam Wiggs again, say no more, where the hell did the criminal justice system find this clown??
Judge Sam Wiggs again, say no more, where the hell did the criminal justice system find this clown?? MMM444
  • Score: 30

7:26am Mon 6 Jan 14

Huey says...

Lock up wiggs. He needs to spend some time in prison.
Lock up wiggs. He needs to spend some time in prison. Huey
  • Score: 26

7:29am Mon 6 Jan 14

Chris the plumber says...

these reporters you use should give a little more detail !
Mobile phones are not allowed in prison so and it is illegal for someone else to update facebook on a prisoners behalf.. come on echo do your job and tell us what you know ??? and tell us why this prisoner was allowed internet access ,,
these reporters you use should give a little more detail ! Mobile phones are not allowed in prison so and it is illegal for someone else to update facebook on a prisoners behalf.. come on echo do your job and tell us what you know ??? and tell us why this prisoner was allowed internet access ,, Chris the plumber
  • Score: 24

7:48am Mon 6 Jan 14

High Treason says...

With a mother who thinks her boy is an angel it is no wonder he is useless scum. She should have laid down the law years ago instead of blaming society others.
With a mother who thinks her boy is an angel it is no wonder he is useless scum. She should have laid down the law years ago instead of blaming society others. High Treason
  • Score: 36

8:28am Mon 6 Jan 14

Controversial But True says...

Facebook??? Are the Echo really that desperate to make friends that they target the lowlife?? Now everyone will try and look at this pleb's profile!

Talk about crime being romantic, and the Echo have just fuelled that fire!

Why even go there?????
Facebook??? Are the Echo really that desperate to make friends that they target the lowlife?? Now everyone will try and look at this pleb's profile! Talk about crime being romantic, and the Echo have just fuelled that fire! Why even go there????? Controversial But True
  • Score: 17

8:40am Mon 6 Jan 14

Dibbles2 says...

Prisoners dont have access to facebook in prison as they dont have any internet access. Therefore he either has done it illegally or someone else has posted on his behalf.
Prisoners dont have access to facebook in prison as they dont have any internet access. Therefore he either has done it illegally or someone else has posted on his behalf. Dibbles2
  • Score: 15

8:46am Mon 6 Jan 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

And to rub salt into the wounds.On release he will receive £200 and a subsitence allowance.
And to rub salt into the wounds.On release he will receive £200 and a subsitence allowance. politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 14

9:08am Mon 6 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

Q. Why is Big Ears in the nick

A because Noddy won't bail him out
Q. Why is Big Ears in the nick A because Noddy won't bail him out nickynoodah
  • Score: 1

9:09am Mon 6 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

So much for his excuses that he was forced and threatened into doing what he did, and as usual Wiggs was taken in by it all, he should have been sentenced to much longer, he should have got extra time for being ugly and a retard.
So much for his excuses that he was forced and threatened into doing what he did, and as usual Wiggs was taken in by it all, he should have been sentenced to much longer, he should have got extra time for being ugly and a retard. Hessenford
  • Score: 21

9:14am Mon 6 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

Dibbles2 wrote:
Prisoners dont have access to facebook in prison as they dont have any internet access. Therefore he either has done it illegally or someone else has posted on his behalf.
Someone in prison done something illegally, what ever shall we do.
[quote][p][bold]Dibbles2[/bold] wrote: Prisoners dont have access to facebook in prison as they dont have any internet access. Therefore he either has done it illegally or someone else has posted on his behalf.[/p][/quote]Someone in prison done something illegally, what ever shall we do. Hessenford
  • Score: 10

9:25am Mon 6 Jan 14

BarrHumbug says...

you know what he needs, its not a prison sentence, its a uniform, 3 month basic training and a 9 month "holiday" in Afghanistan!! He might think twice about terrorising the local community when he's being shot at?
you know what he needs, its not a prison sentence, its a uniform, 3 month basic training and a 9 month "holiday" in Afghanistan!! He might think twice about terrorising the local community when he's being shot at? BarrHumbug
  • Score: 16

9:32am Mon 6 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
you know what he needs, its not a prison sentence, its a uniform, 3 month basic training and a 9 month "holiday" in Afghanistan!! He might think twice about terrorising the local community when he's being shot at?
The military could put his massive ears to good use
Radar dishes.
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: you know what he needs, its not a prison sentence, its a uniform, 3 month basic training and a 9 month "holiday" in Afghanistan!! He might think twice about terrorising the local community when he's being shot at?[/p][/quote]The military could put his massive ears to good use Radar dishes. nickynoodah
  • Score: 11

10:00am Mon 6 Jan 14

pjk1966 says...

One word-scum!!!
One word-scum!!! pjk1966
  • Score: 11

10:15am Mon 6 Jan 14

John T says...

I trust he has also sent a nice 'Thank you' letter to Judge Samuel Wiggs.
I trust he has also sent a nice 'Thank you' letter to Judge Samuel Wiggs. John T
  • Score: 15

10:42am Mon 6 Jan 14

BobBall says...

There is no access to internet in adult prisons, he must be using someones phone who had it smuggled in.
There is no access to internet in adult prisons, he must be using someones phone who had it smuggled in. BobBall
  • Score: 6

11:08am Mon 6 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

BobBall wrote:
There is no access to internet in adult prisons, he must be using someones phone who had it smuggled in.
No really, what makes you think that then.
[quote][p][bold]BobBall[/bold] wrote: There is no access to internet in adult prisons, he must be using someones phone who had it smuggled in.[/p][/quote]No really, what makes you think that then. Hessenford
  • Score: -4

11:29am Mon 6 Jan 14

suzigirl says...

His mother is a disgrace and should hang her head in shame!
His mother is a disgrace and should hang her head in shame! suzigirl
  • Score: 19

11:46am Mon 6 Jan 14

smhinto says...

Yet another high echelon dysfuntional lunatic who contributes absolutely nothing to society whatsoever. One only has to look at the vacant, gormlous dim witted expression on his face i.e. the light is on but there is nobody in.
.
He should have been hung, drawn and quartered.
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I would suggest my R.E.E. policy for those who have read it before. I cannot expand as the last time I explained it my post was removed.
Yet another high echelon dysfuntional lunatic who contributes absolutely nothing to society whatsoever. One only has to look at the vacant, gormlous dim witted expression on his face i.e. the light is on but there is nobody in. . He should have been hung, drawn and quartered. . I would suggest my R.E.E. policy for those who have read it before. I cannot expand as the last time I explained it my post was removed. smhinto
  • Score: 2

11:48am Mon 6 Jan 14

BH1 loyal says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
you know what he needs, its not a prison sentence, its a uniform, 3 month basic training and a 9 month "holiday" in Afghanistan!! He might think twice about terrorising the local community when he's being shot at?
I doubt it, there are anti social soldiers fighting in town every week, and once they return from tour also many soldiers getting involved in crime and eventually ending up in jail.
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: you know what he needs, its not a prison sentence, its a uniform, 3 month basic training and a 9 month "holiday" in Afghanistan!! He might think twice about terrorising the local community when he's being shot at?[/p][/quote]I doubt it, there are anti social soldiers fighting in town every week, and once they return from tour also many soldiers getting involved in crime and eventually ending up in jail. BH1 loyal
  • Score: 4

12:36pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Dibbles2 says...

Hessenford wrote:
Dibbles2 wrote:
Prisoners dont have access to facebook in prison as they dont have any internet access. Therefore he either has done it illegally or someone else has posted on his behalf.
Someone in prison done something illegally, what ever shall we do.
Bit of a pointless post don't you think?
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dibbles2[/bold] wrote: Prisoners dont have access to facebook in prison as they dont have any internet access. Therefore he either has done it illegally or someone else has posted on his behalf.[/p][/quote]Someone in prison done something illegally, what ever shall we do.[/p][/quote]Bit of a pointless post don't you think? Dibbles2
  • Score: 2

12:38pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Dibbles2 says...

Abc1970 wrote:
It is absolutely disgusting that prisoners have access to things like Facebook. Prison is meant to be a punishment not a holiday camp! Glad to see taxpayers money being well spent as usual. I suppose they all get given iPads now to try and stop them re-offending. Absolute joke!
They don,t and everything else they have is bought by them and their families and not by taxpayers.
[quote][p][bold]Abc1970[/bold] wrote: It is absolutely disgusting that prisoners have access to things like Facebook. Prison is meant to be a punishment not a holiday camp! Glad to see taxpayers money being well spent as usual. I suppose they all get given iPads now to try and stop them re-offending. Absolute joke![/p][/quote]They don,t and everything else they have is bought by them and their families and not by taxpayers. Dibbles2
  • Score: -3

1:23pm Mon 6 Jan 14

speedy231278 says...

John T wrote:
I trust he has also sent a nice 'Thank you' letter to Judge Samuel Wiggs.
Probably written on a wodge of untraceable fifites.....
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: I trust he has also sent a nice 'Thank you' letter to Judge Samuel Wiggs.[/p][/quote]Probably written on a wodge of untraceable fifites..... speedy231278
  • Score: 7

2:23pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Vikki27 says...

Why on EARTH are convicts allowed access to internet at all from inside prison?!?

They have a better life in prison than many people have out of it. Why doesn't the government save everyone's tax money and stop making prisons little worse than hotels? It's meant to be a punishment and deterrent, in case you didn't know.
Why on EARTH are convicts allowed access to internet at all from inside prison?!? They have a better life in prison than many people have out of it. Why doesn't the government save everyone's tax money and stop making prisons little worse than hotels? It's meant to be a punishment and deterrent, in case you didn't know. Vikki27
  • Score: 3

2:41pm Mon 6 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

BH1 loyal wrote:
BarrHumbug wrote:
you know what he needs, its not a prison sentence, its a uniform, 3 month basic training and a 9 month "holiday" in Afghanistan!! He might think twice about terrorising the local community when he's being shot at?
I doubt it, there are anti social soldiers fighting in town every week, and once they return from tour also many soldiers getting involved in crime and eventually ending up in jail.
The only reason the forces would want him would as live training aid
[quote][p][bold]BH1 loyal[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: you know what he needs, its not a prison sentence, its a uniform, 3 month basic training and a 9 month "holiday" in Afghanistan!! He might think twice about terrorising the local community when he's being shot at?[/p][/quote]I doubt it, there are anti social soldiers fighting in town every week, and once they return from tour also many soldiers getting involved in crime and eventually ending up in jail.[/p][/quote]The only reason the forces would want him would as live training aid kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 2

4:41pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

Dibbles2 wrote:
Hessenford wrote:
Dibbles2 wrote:
Prisoners dont have access to facebook in prison as they dont have any internet access. Therefore he either has done it illegally or someone else has posted on his behalf.
Someone in prison done something illegally, what ever shall we do.
Bit of a pointless post don't you think?
Yours was pointless, talk about pointing out the bleeding obvious.
[quote][p][bold]Dibbles2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dibbles2[/bold] wrote: Prisoners dont have access to facebook in prison as they dont have any internet access. Therefore he either has done it illegally or someone else has posted on his behalf.[/p][/quote]Someone in prison done something illegally, what ever shall we do.[/p][/quote]Bit of a pointless post don't you think?[/p][/quote]Yours was pointless, talk about pointing out the bleeding obvious. Hessenford
  • Score: 1

5:22pm Mon 6 Jan 14

stevobath says...

Does no one use their common sense?

I know people who've been in nick. You can easily get friends & family to post on social media sites on your' behalf.
Best let him carry on 'posing' as it may ultimately put his parole at risk, thus meaning he may end up doing a longer sentence.
This idiot is obviously 26 going on 15 although that may well be insulting 15 year olds?
I pity his children & the naïve woman who will probably still be around once 'soft lad' is out. His Mum must be very proud, even giving a pathetic pose for the ECHO.

I would like to point out though, (once again)...A certain famous 'cook' admitted cocaine taking as well as smoking hash etc in the presence of her children. I still am waiting for news that she's at least being investigated, not to mention her kids on 'At Risk' register. Why should having money & privileged position in life, mean you are treated differently to so called 'lower classes'?
The hypocrisy in this country is astounding.
Does no one use their common sense? I know people who've been in nick. You can easily get friends & family to post on social media sites on your' behalf. Best let him carry on 'posing' as it may ultimately put his parole at risk, thus meaning he may end up doing a longer sentence. This idiot is obviously 26 going on 15 although that may well be insulting 15 year olds? I pity his children & the naïve woman who will probably still be around once 'soft lad' is out. His Mum must be very proud, even giving a pathetic pose for the ECHO. I would like to point out though, (once again)...A certain famous 'cook' admitted cocaine taking as well as smoking hash etc in the presence of her children. I still am waiting for news that she's at least being investigated, not to mention her kids on 'At Risk' register. Why should having money & privileged position in life, mean you are treated differently to so called 'lower classes'? The hypocrisy in this country is astounding. stevobath
  • Score: 1

6:15pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Arjay says...

Time for the UK to consider the concept of electing judges, as in the US, rather than simply 'appointing' them.
As we can see in this case, the latter approach is clearly flawed, landing us with out of touch individuals like Judge Wiggs dispensing 'justice', supposedly on our behalf....
Time for the UK to consider the concept of electing judges, as in the US, rather than simply 'appointing' them. As we can see in this case, the latter approach is clearly flawed, landing us with out of touch individuals like Judge Wiggs dispensing 'justice', supposedly on our behalf.... Arjay
  • Score: 1

6:40pm Mon 6 Jan 14

JustForPoole says...

Please do not suggest this piece of LowLife is allowed anywhere near our military. We have the greatest troops in the world ... can you honestly imagine how this retard would react in somewhere such as Afghanistan??? Would you want your son/husband/brother having this moron protecting his back. He would probably run a mile the first time he saw an Afghan ... these types normally are the most likely to run rather than face a fire fight or fist fight ... normally cowards!!! Apply the three strike rule for scum like this ... lock him up for good!!!
Please do not suggest this piece of LowLife is allowed anywhere near our military. We have the greatest troops in the world ... can you honestly imagine how this retard would react in somewhere such as Afghanistan??? Would you want your son/husband/brother having this moron protecting his back. He would probably run a mile the first time he saw an Afghan ... these types normally are the most likely to run rather than face a fire fight or fist fight ... normally cowards!!! Apply the three strike rule for scum like this ... lock him up for good!!! JustForPoole
  • Score: 4

7:21pm Mon 6 Jan 14

O'Reilly says...

BobBall wrote:
There is no access to internet in adult prisons, he must be using someones phone who had it smuggled in.
Not the sharpest knife in the drawer then is he? I think he will be getting his 'peter' spun a lot from now on......kn*bhead!
[quote][p][bold]BobBall[/bold] wrote: There is no access to internet in adult prisons, he must be using someones phone who had it smuggled in.[/p][/quote]Not the sharpest knife in the drawer then is he? I think he will be getting his 'peter' spun a lot from now on......kn*bhead! O'Reilly
  • Score: 3

10:21pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Bob49 says...

High Treason wrote:
With a mother who thinks her boy is an angel it is no wonder he is useless scum. She should have laid down the law years ago instead of blaming society others.
Spot on. Try to impose any form of discipline in school at an early age and you have the mothers turning up (after Jeremy Kyle has finished) effing and blinding about all this political correctness.

The idea that their child might be doing wrong or bringing shame to them is unknown as most have no shame or sense of how to behave in public.

Yes you might think I am old fashioned but to hear young mums pushing a toddler whilst shouting into a mobile phone using the 'f' word not surprises me as much as it does that no one seems to care.

Maybe if his prison sentence was carried out in Lincolnshire and he was required to work in the fields 8 hours a day to pay for his children's housing it might do him some good as well as showing him some responsibility.

If thousands of East Europeans are capable then I cannot see why jug ears can't. He can apply for parole when he has worked a straight six month period without missing a day... apply that is, not granted.
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: With a mother who thinks her boy is an angel it is no wonder he is useless scum. She should have laid down the law years ago instead of blaming society others.[/p][/quote]Spot on. Try to impose any form of discipline in school at an early age and you have the mothers turning up (after Jeremy Kyle has finished) effing and blinding about all this political correctness. The idea that their child might be doing wrong or bringing shame to them is unknown as most have no shame or sense of how to behave in public. Yes you might think I am old fashioned but to hear young mums pushing a toddler whilst shouting into a mobile phone using the 'f' word not surprises me as much as it does that no one seems to care. Maybe if his prison sentence was carried out in Lincolnshire and he was required to work in the fields 8 hours a day to pay for his children's housing it might do him some good as well as showing him some responsibility. If thousands of East Europeans are capable then I cannot see why jug ears can't. He can apply for parole when he has worked a straight six month period without missing a day... apply that is, not granted. Bob49
  • Score: 3

11:22pm Mon 6 Jan 14

poolequarter says...

"Jug ears" ... I like that ... suits the little scumbag!!!
"Jug ears" ... I like that ... suits the little scumbag!!! poolequarter
  • Score: 2

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