'He didn't mock sentence on Facebook' says mum of criminal who led police on 70mph chase

Bournemouth Echo: CONVICTED: Lee Hepburn, 25, jailed for 30 months CONVICTED: Lee Hepburn, 25, jailed for 30 months

THE family of a criminal jailed for leading police on a high-speed car chase said he didn’t mock his sentence on Facebook.

The Daily Echo reported that Lee Hepburn, 26, had taken to the social networking site to make light of his 30-month jail term in Monday’s paper. But mum Lorraine has now said her son was hacked, and didn’t write the messages himself.

Hepburn 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 Bournemouth Crown Court in December.

However, on the day of his sentence – December 19 – a message appeared on his Facebook page that reads: “Had a result today got 30 month be out before my lil mans day [SIC].”

And on December 26, Boxing Day, a further message appeared reading: “Happy Christmas everyone I will be out for the next one x.”

Lorraine, who also spoke to the Echo in 2007 to defend her son, said: “He is in prison doing time.

“He’s been hacked by someone – he couldn’t be using it.”

The father-of-two is a serial offender with a catalogue of driving and drug convictions.

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

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

Lorraine said: “He’s not mocking anything – he just wants to finish his time in prison so he can get on with his life. It’s causing us all such a lot of pain to see this story. It’s not true and I just know he must have been hacked.”

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6:28am Fri 10 Jan 14

retry69 says...

My heart bleeds for the poor baby and im sure he will get the sympathy he deserves.
My heart bleeds for the poor baby and im sure he will get the sympathy he deserves. retry69

7:17am Fri 10 Jan 14

Cheeks22 says...

She "just knows he's been hacked" because it's his sister! She failed to mention that bit.
If someone was going to hack him why would they write status' like that? Would they go to the effort of working out he will be out before his sons birthday?
No brain cells to rub together between them! The whole family clearly just want a bit of fame in the amazing Daily Echo and clearly have nothing to do with their time.
Most of the estate know it's his sister on his Facebook!
She "just knows he's been hacked" because it's his sister! She failed to mention that bit. If someone was going to hack him why would they write status' like that? Would they go to the effort of working out he will be out before his sons birthday? No brain cells to rub together between them! The whole family clearly just want a bit of fame in the amazing Daily Echo and clearly have nothing to do with their time. Most of the estate know it's his sister on his Facebook! Cheeks22

7:41am Fri 10 Jan 14

skydriver says...

Cheeks22 wrote:
She "just knows he's been hacked" because it's his sister! She failed to mention that bit.
If someone was going to hack him why would they write status' like that? Would they go to the effort of working out he will be out before his sons birthday?
No brain cells to rub together between them! The whole family clearly just want a bit of fame in the amazing Daily Echo and clearly have nothing to do with their time.
Most of the estate know it's his sister on his Facebook!
A miss carriage of justice then.......... I guess you be appeal , at the cost of the taxpayer, best you keep a low profile I don't think your statement will get you any sympathy at all
[quote][p][bold]Cheeks22[/bold] wrote: She "just knows he's been hacked" because it's his sister! She failed to mention that bit. If someone was going to hack him why would they write status' like that? Would they go to the effort of working out he will be out before his sons birthday? No brain cells to rub together between them! The whole family clearly just want a bit of fame in the amazing Daily Echo and clearly have nothing to do with their time. Most of the estate know it's his sister on his Facebook![/p][/quote]A miss carriage of justice then.......... I guess you be appeal , at the cost of the taxpayer, best you keep a low profile I don't think your statement will get you any sympathy at all skydriver

8:00am Fri 10 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Having met his sister I doubt it,s her .the words innit, so,duh ,yer at the end of every sentence.numerous curses and the spelling is reasonable.so it's unlikely it,s any one related,
Having met his sister I doubt it,s her .the words innit, so,duh ,yer at the end of every sentence.numerous curses and the spelling is reasonable.so it's unlikely it,s any one related, kalebmoledirt

8:01am Fri 10 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

His account was hacked, convenient excuse, even if it was true there would be no sympathy from me for this low life filth.
His account was hacked, convenient excuse, even if it was true there would be no sympathy from me for this low life filth. Hessenford

8:04am Fri 10 Jan 14

Cheeks22 says...

I'm sorry why would I keep a low profile? I think you have clearly not read my comment properly. As far as I'm concerned he didn't get long enough in prison. My point is his mum is claiming he's been hacked when he hasn't. I'm not the one on his Facebook bragging am I?!
I'm not asking for sympathy! What on earth do I want sympathy for? Read the comment properly before telling me to keep a low profile!
I'm sorry why would I keep a low profile? I think you have clearly not read my comment properly. As far as I'm concerned he didn't get long enough in prison. My point is his mum is claiming he's been hacked when he hasn't. I'm not the one on his Facebook bragging am I?! I'm not asking for sympathy! What on earth do I want sympathy for? Read the comment properly before telling me to keep a low profile! Cheeks22

8:05am Fri 10 Jan 14

BIGTONE says...

"he just wants to finish his time in prison so he can get on with his life."

I'm afraid with his form he ain't going to have much of a life.
It will come back to him and bite his ar*e.
"he just wants to finish his time in prison so he can get on with his life." I'm afraid with his form he ain't going to have much of a life. It will come back to him and bite his ar*e. BIGTONE

8:32am Fri 10 Jan 14

John T says...

Hepburn, 26, has appeared in court on 26 occasions for 87 offences and is a serial offender with a catalogue of driving and drug convictions.
I expect this was some old hack writing his Facebook for him in preparation of being the 'ghost writer' of Hepburn's autobiography when that also becomes serialised.
Judge Samuel Wiggs might be taken in by such fairy tales, but I doubt if the rest of us will.
Hepburn, 26, has appeared in court on 26 occasions for 87 offences and is a serial offender with a catalogue of driving and drug convictions. I expect this was some old hack writing his Facebook for him in preparation of being the 'ghost writer' of Hepburn's autobiography when that also becomes serialised. Judge Samuel Wiggs might be taken in by such fairy tales, but I doubt if the rest of us will. John T

9:07am Fri 10 Jan 14

iseestupidpeople says...

His mother must be so proud of the amazing job she's done in bringing up such a low life scum bag.
Good on you mother. I'd be so proud if he was my son.......NOT!
His mother must be so proud of the amazing job she's done in bringing up such a low life scum bag. Good on you mother. I'd be so proud if he was my son.......NOT! iseestupidpeople

9:42am Fri 10 Jan 14

MrDMan says...

Cheeks22 wrote:
I'm sorry why would I keep a low profile? I think you have clearly not read my comment properly. As far as I'm concerned he didn't get long enough in prison. My point is his mum is claiming he's been hacked when he hasn't. I'm not the one on his Facebook bragging am I?!
I'm not asking for sympathy! What on earth do I want sympathy for? Read the comment properly before telling me to keep a low profile!
I think the previous comment was merely suggesting that you may get in trouble from others on your estate, that's all.
[quote][p][bold]Cheeks22[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry why would I keep a low profile? I think you have clearly not read my comment properly. As far as I'm concerned he didn't get long enough in prison. My point is his mum is claiming he's been hacked when he hasn't. I'm not the one on his Facebook bragging am I?! I'm not asking for sympathy! What on earth do I want sympathy for? Read the comment properly before telling me to keep a low profile![/p][/quote]I think the previous comment was merely suggesting that you may get in trouble from others on your estate, that's all. MrDMan

9:48am Fri 10 Jan 14

we-shall-see says...

Why do some mothers insist on defending the indefensible in their off spring? Open your eyes woman, you've raised a pathetic son who thinks the world owes him!

In my opinion he is a no-hope piece of scum who only wants to get out of jail to carry on with his chosen lifestyle …….. what an example to his poor son.
Why do some mothers insist on defending the indefensible in their off spring? Open your eyes woman, you've raised a pathetic son who thinks the world owes him! In my opinion he is a no-hope piece of scum who only wants to get out of jail to carry on with his chosen lifestyle …….. what an example to his poor son. we-shall-see

9:49am Fri 10 Jan 14

we-shall-see says...

MrDMan wrote:
Cheeks22 wrote:
I'm sorry why would I keep a low profile? I think you have clearly not read my comment properly. As far as I'm concerned he didn't get long enough in prison. My point is his mum is claiming he's been hacked when he hasn't. I'm not the one on his Facebook bragging am I?!
I'm not asking for sympathy! What on earth do I want sympathy for? Read the comment properly before telling me to keep a low profile!
I think the previous comment was merely suggesting that you may get in trouble from others on your estate, that's all.
They wold of course need to know his/her real name before taking any retaliating action. I very much doubt his/her name is actually Cheeks22 ;o)
[quote][p][bold]MrDMan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheeks22[/bold] wrote: I'm sorry why would I keep a low profile? I think you have clearly not read my comment properly. As far as I'm concerned he didn't get long enough in prison. My point is his mum is claiming he's been hacked when he hasn't. I'm not the one on his Facebook bragging am I?! I'm not asking for sympathy! What on earth do I want sympathy for? Read the comment properly before telling me to keep a low profile![/p][/quote]I think the previous comment was merely suggesting that you may get in trouble from others on your estate, that's all.[/p][/quote]They wold of course need to know his/her real name before taking any retaliating action. I very much doubt his/her name is actually Cheeks22 ;o) we-shall-see

9:57am Fri 10 Jan 14

madras says...

hacked account - ah, yes, that old chestnut - how many times have we heard that as initial response only for it to be totally disproved?!
hacked account - ah, yes, that old chestnut - how many times have we heard that as initial response only for it to be totally disproved?! madras

11:40am Fri 10 Jan 14

contric says...

this whole family are the scum of the earth and not fit to live with decent citizens they contribute nothing and his kids should be put into care to give them a slight chance of having a life
this whole family are the scum of the earth and not fit to live with decent citizens they contribute nothing and his kids should be put into care to give them a slight chance of having a life contric

11:46am Fri 10 Jan 14

Blackandred says...

Dear Mrs Hepburn,

your son is a serial criminal who does not appear to care about anyone else. In short, he is scum and if he can't learn the rehabilitation lessons in prison that you clearly have failed to teach him, then he will continue to be a criminal and to be locked regularly up for everyone else's safety. There is no credibility in your statement that his account was hacked. I'm glad that the story and publicity is causing you and your family pain; perhaps it will inspire you all to do something positive and remain as law-abiding members of society in the future. Until then, don't you dare come crying for sympathy when your nearest and dearest flaunt the rules.
Dear Mrs Hepburn, your son is a serial criminal who does not appear to care about anyone else. In short, he is scum and if he can't learn the rehabilitation lessons in prison that you clearly have failed to teach him, then he will continue to be a criminal and to be locked regularly up for everyone else's safety. There is no credibility in your statement that his account was hacked. I'm glad that the story and publicity is causing you and your family pain; perhaps it will inspire you all to do something positive and remain as law-abiding members of society in the future. Until then, don't you dare come crying for sympathy when your nearest and dearest flaunt the rules. Blackandred

12:56pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Hessenford says...

People say that this family are not fit to eat with pigs, well I have to defend them and say I believe that they are.
People say that this family are not fit to eat with pigs, well I have to defend them and say I believe that they are. Hessenford

12:59pm Fri 10 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

He has the biggest ears that exist on the planet. His ears are huge. I am not going to be mean but he can probably hear what you are saying you know..
He has the biggest ears that exist on the planet. His ears are huge. I am not going to be mean but he can probably hear what you are saying you know.. nickynoodah

1:07pm Fri 10 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

If your reporting about a statement that his mother made is it possible to show us a picture of the very fragrant Lorrain.Just hope the family resemblance ended when the midwife held him up and slapped his head
If your reporting about a statement that his mother made is it possible to show us a picture of the very fragrant Lorrain.Just hope the family resemblance ended when the midwife held him up and slapped his head kalebmoledirt

1:31pm Fri 10 Jan 14

BarrHumbug says...

Your a foolish deluded woman defending your serial criminal son, having someone update your Facebook status with your own thoughts and words is not hacking, its someone speaking on your behalf.
Your a foolish deluded woman defending your serial criminal son, having someone update your Facebook status with your own thoughts and words is not hacking, its someone speaking on your behalf. BarrHumbug

1:33pm Fri 10 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

When god gave out the ears
Lee thought God said beers
and said
I'll have two large ones
When god gave out the ears Lee thought God said beers and said I'll have two large ones nickynoodah

2:12pm Fri 10 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

nickynoodah wrote:
When god gave out the ears
Lee thought God said beers
and said
I'll have two large ones
Nicky dear you have the ears thing to death move on
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: When god gave out the ears Lee thought God said beers and said I'll have two large ones[/p][/quote]Nicky dear you have the ears thing to death move on kalebmoledirt

2:46pm Fri 10 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Hessenford wrote:
People say that this family are not fit to eat with pigs, well I have to defend them and say I believe that they are.
Pigs have values social order and purpose.make great parents.And given the option prefer to stay free.And they are nice creatures .so where is the common ground between a pig And some one at the bottom.of the food chain
[quote][p][bold]Hessenford[/bold] wrote: People say that this family are not fit to eat with pigs, well I have to defend them and say I believe that they are.[/p][/quote]Pigs have values social order and purpose.make great parents.And given the option prefer to stay free.And they are nice creatures .so where is the common ground between a pig And some one at the bottom.of the food chain kalebmoledirt

2:48pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Cheeks22 says...

contric wrote:
this whole family are the scum of the earth and not fit to live with decent citizens they contribute nothing and his kids should be put into care to give them a slight chance of having a life
Woah! Completely unfair... Do you know the children's mother? No. Just because he's an idiot doesn't mean the mother is. Is she the one that crashed into a lady at 70mph and sold cannabis? No. You are clearly going completely outside of the story and making assumptions!

And as for a previous comment about his status having bad spelling/grammar... Means nothing, clearly this person is trying to sound like Lee, so they would do that a lot better by using the words he uses.
Who knows him well enough to know the ins and outs of his life while he's in prison better than someone related to him? Come off it. Doesn't take a genius to work it out.
[quote][p][bold]contric[/bold] wrote: this whole family are the scum of the earth and not fit to live with decent citizens they contribute nothing and his kids should be put into care to give them a slight chance of having a life[/p][/quote]Woah! Completely unfair... Do you know the children's mother? No. Just because he's an idiot doesn't mean the mother is. Is she the one that crashed into a lady at 70mph and sold cannabis? No. You are clearly going completely outside of the story and making assumptions! And as for a previous comment about his status having bad spelling/grammar... Means nothing, clearly this person is trying to sound like Lee, so they would do that a lot better by using the words he uses. Who knows him well enough to know the ins and outs of his life while he's in prison better than someone related to him? Come off it. Doesn't take a genius to work it out. Cheeks22

3:14pm Fri 10 Jan 14

simcal says...

Cheeks22 wrote:
contric wrote:
this whole family are the scum of the earth and not fit to live with decent citizens they contribute nothing and his kids should be put into care to give them a slight chance of having a life
Woah! Completely unfair... Do you know the children's mother? No. Just because he's an idiot doesn't mean the mother is. Is she the one that crashed into a lady at 70mph and sold cannabis? No. You are clearly going completely outside of the story and making assumptions!

And as for a previous comment about his status having bad spelling/grammar... Means nothing, clearly this person is trying to sound like Lee, so they would do that a lot better by using the words he uses.
Who knows him well enough to know the ins and outs of his life while he's in prison better than someone related to him? Come off it. Doesn't take a genius to work it out.
Who would want to look at his facebook page anyway?
[quote][p][bold]Cheeks22[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]contric[/bold] wrote: this whole family are the scum of the earth and not fit to live with decent citizens they contribute nothing and his kids should be put into care to give them a slight chance of having a life[/p][/quote]Woah! Completely unfair... Do you know the children's mother? No. Just because he's an idiot doesn't mean the mother is. Is she the one that crashed into a lady at 70mph and sold cannabis? No. You are clearly going completely outside of the story and making assumptions! And as for a previous comment about his status having bad spelling/grammar... Means nothing, clearly this person is trying to sound like Lee, so they would do that a lot better by using the words he uses. Who knows him well enough to know the ins and outs of his life while he's in prison better than someone related to him? Come off it. Doesn't take a genius to work it out.[/p][/quote]Who would want to look at his facebook page anyway? simcal

3:19pm Fri 10 Jan 14

contric says...

as i said the whole lot are bone idle useless parasites with no morals or sense of right or wrong who should of been drowned at birth and if his kids are not shown right from wrong at an early age they will end up the same
as i said the whole lot are bone idle useless parasites with no morals or sense of right or wrong who should of been drowned at birth and if his kids are not shown right from wrong at an early age they will end up the same contric

3:33pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Cheeks22 says...

contric wrote:
as i said the whole lot are bone idle useless parasites with no morals or sense of right or wrong who should of been drowned at birth and if his kids are not shown right from wrong at an early age they will end up the same
But my point is do you know the kids mother? Because from your comments you quite obviously don't. HIS CHILDREN have nothing to do with the matter. Being in jail, he clearly doesn't have a lot to do with them, in which case you are judging the mother which is completely unfair. The story is about him. Stereotypical. You don't know how his children are being brought up, you just know that he's an idiot. That means nothing.
[quote][p][bold]contric[/bold] wrote: as i said the whole lot are bone idle useless parasites with no morals or sense of right or wrong who should of been drowned at birth and if his kids are not shown right from wrong at an early age they will end up the same[/p][/quote]But my point is do you know the kids mother? Because from your comments you quite obviously don't. HIS CHILDREN have nothing to do with the matter. Being in jail, he clearly doesn't have a lot to do with them, in which case you are judging the mother which is completely unfair. The story is about him. Stereotypical. You don't know how his children are being brought up, you just know that he's an idiot. That means nothing. Cheeks22

3:35pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Cheeks22 says...

And simcal, the echo has printed the comments and clearly some people here have looked at it. Personally I wouldn't bother.
And simcal, the echo has printed the comments and clearly some people here have looked at it. Personally I wouldn't bother. Cheeks22

3:59pm Fri 10 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
nickynoodah wrote:
When god gave out the ears
Lee thought God said beers
and said
I'll have two large ones
Nicky dear you have the ears thing to death move on
Pardon?
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: When god gave out the ears Lee thought God said beers and said I'll have two large ones[/p][/quote]Nicky dear you have the ears thing to death move on[/p][/quote]Pardon? nickynoodah

6:08pm Fri 10 Jan 14

ian_the_bute says...

blinkered blinkered blinkered
blinkered blinkered blinkered ian_the_bute

8:07pm Fri 10 Jan 14

nickynoodah says...

Allow George
Have you heard the one about the short legged damp bed sit dweller with elephant ears.?
Allow George Have you heard the one about the short legged damp bed sit dweller with elephant ears.? nickynoodah

8:32pm Fri 10 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Allow George
Have you heard the one about the short legged damp bed sit dweller with elephant ears.?
Nicky you have done the ears thing to death.now try some wit you witless Bing
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Allow George Have you heard the one about the short legged damp bed sit dweller with elephant ears.?[/p][/quote]Nicky you have done the ears thing to death.now try some wit you witless Bing kalebmoledirt

8:32pm Fri 10 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

nickynoodah wrote:
Allow George
Have you heard the one about the short legged damp bed sit dweller with elephant ears.?
Nicky you have done the ears thing to death.now try some wit you witless Bing
[quote][p][bold]nickynoodah[/bold] wrote: Allow George Have you heard the one about the short legged damp bed sit dweller with elephant ears.?[/p][/quote]Nicky you have done the ears thing to death.now try some wit you witless Bing kalebmoledirt

8:34pm Fri 10 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Cheeks22 wrote:
And simcal, the echo has printed the comments and clearly some people here have looked at it. Personally I wouldn't bother.
But you did ??
[quote][p][bold]Cheeks22[/bold] wrote: And simcal, the echo has printed the comments and clearly some people here have looked at it. Personally I wouldn't bother.[/p][/quote]But you did ?? kalebmoledirt

10:11pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Cheeks22 says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
Cheeks22 wrote:
And simcal, the echo has printed the comments and clearly some people here have looked at it. Personally I wouldn't bother.
But you did ??
No I didn't, as I stated above... The echo have quoted status' written on his page and YOU mentioned the words used in them.
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cheeks22[/bold] wrote: And simcal, the echo has printed the comments and clearly some people here have looked at it. Personally I wouldn't bother.[/p][/quote]But you did ??[/p][/quote]No I didn't, as I stated above... The echo have quoted status' written on his page and YOU mentioned the words used in them. Cheeks22

10:15pm Fri 10 Jan 14

O'Reilly says...

kalebmoledirt wrote:
Having met his sister I doubt it,s her .the words innit, so,duh ,yer at the end of every sentence.numerous curses and the spelling is reasonable.so it's unlikely it,s any one related,
Are we talking Vicky Pollard here........?
[quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: Having met his sister I doubt it,s her .the words innit, so,duh ,yer at the end of every sentence.numerous curses and the spelling is reasonable.so it's unlikely it,s any one related,[/p][/quote]Are we talking Vicky Pollard here........? O'Reilly

11:52pm Fri 10 Jan 14

username is already in use says...

Vile (jobless) family
Vile (jobless) family username is already in use

9:56am Sat 11 Jan 14

kalebmoledirt says...

O'Reilly wrote:
kalebmoledirt wrote:
Having met his sister I doubt it,s her .the words innit, so,duh ,yer at the end of every sentence.numerous curses and the spelling is reasonable.so it's unlikely it,s any one related,
Are we talking Vicky Pollard here........?
Must own up to mistaken ID his sister in reality is Avery attractive we'll presented young woman .unfortunately she is not judged on Herr own merit but as the sister of this man who aspires to be a bigger Chav than those that are given star treatment on daytime TV.unfortunately her aspirations are based on the example given by her mother.Would be nice to hear she escaped the circling plug hole of doom that is being bought up by the Lower order
[quote][p][bold]O'Reilly[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kalebmoledirt[/bold] wrote: Having met his sister I doubt it,s her .the words innit, so,duh ,yer at the end of every sentence.numerous curses and the spelling is reasonable.so it's unlikely it,s any one related,[/p][/quote]Are we talking Vicky Pollard here........?[/p][/quote]Must own up to mistaken ID his sister in reality is Avery attractive we'll presented young woman .unfortunately she is not judged on Herr own merit but as the sister of this man who aspires to be a bigger Chav than those that are given star treatment on daytime TV.unfortunately her aspirations are based on the example given by her mother.Would be nice to hear she escaped the circling plug hole of doom that is being bought up by the Lower order kalebmoledirt

12:22pm Sat 11 Jan 14

SympatheticSam says...

If only she kept her legs closed, we wouldn't be having this debate.
If only she kept her legs closed, we wouldn't be having this debate. SympatheticSam

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