Published: 00:01, 25 June 2015
A jailed teenager who boasted about his criminal lifestyle on Facebook is communicating with family and friends on the outside after sneaking a mobile phone into his prison cell.
Rudy Little was just 18 when he was sentenced to three years behind bars at HMP Elmley on the Isle of Sheppey for a string of offences including attempted robbery and the possession of an offensive weapon – a knife.
Before he was caged, the arrogant thug posted a series of photos and statuses on the social networking site, bragging about arrests and court appearances and posing with what looked like a gun.
But this month, after less than 16 weeks inside, Little posted a mobile phone number on his Facebook page and invited people to contact him, using the phrase “get at me”.
Just last week, Little changed his Facebook profile picture to one of him topless and standing in a bodybuilders’ pose.
A man claiming to be his dad responded: “Still not to big for a slap lol.”
The same day, June 18, he showed signs the pressure of prison was getting to him, posting: “Jail g0t me Stressed wh0s Talking #OnOne.”
One friend responded with “Boi what’s going on mush” while another put “You got my numba kuz I’m here ANYTIME! Chin up love ya x.”
On June 12, Little demonstrated he was already looking forward to being released, writing: “13 Month To Go. Todays Gonna Get Messy ‘Friday’.
His post was met with comments including “Yeaaa bruv keep ur chin up boy it will soon fly” and “Trust me my bird flew, it will tear”.
In other posts he reveals he’s looking forward to receiving visitors and comments on his relationship status, declaring “single is the way to be”.
In March, Little, of Matfield Close, South Ashford, pleaded guilty to attempted robbery, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and criminal damage after embarking on a one-man crime spree, which included threatening a man with a knife because he refused to give him a cigarette and stabbing a front door.
Little has so many previous convictions, including for theft, criminal damage and robbery, his criminal record file is 13 pages long.
We previously reported how he taunted police via Facebook, posting: “Police just chased me for about a mile. Can’t catch me are you crazy!” and uploaded photos of himself in handcuffs and a friend appearing in court.
A Prison Service spokesman said: “Social networks like Facebook are banned in prison. Any prisoner caught using social networking sites or mobile phones will face strict disciplinary action, which could include spending longer behind bars.
“If a prisoner is found to have an active social networking profile, we also take immediate action to close it down.”
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