Cheshire man jailed after posing on £25,000 stolen motorbikes on Instagram

A Cheshire man who uploaded photos of himself posing on stolen motorbikes has been jailed.

Dean Hall, from Widnes, posted a number of images which showed him sitting on three motorbikes which had all been stolen in the Runcorn area.

The 26-year-old posted the photos on his Instagram account between July 2021 and January 2022.

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Motorcycles included a Ducatti, Triumph Speed ​​and Sym Scooter worth over £25,000.

After police linked the account to Hall, he was arrested at his home on Albert Road in Widnes on Friday January 28.

He was later charged with motor vehicle theft and two counts of receiving stolen property.

Hall appeared in Warrington Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday February 16, where he was jailed for 52 weeks after pleading guilty to all charges.

After the sentencing, Detective Constable Daryl Gavin said: ‘Hall was well aware that the bikes had been stolen, but despite this he brazenly or stupidly posted a number of images online posing with them as trophies and believing he was above the law.

“However, his actions clearly backfired when officers traced the account to him, he had no choice but to admit his role and plead guilty to all charges.”

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