Warren Tevlin, a 32-year-old father-of-four is currently serving a 30-month sentence for burglary but he’s hardly suffering in jail, quite the opposite. His life in jail is enough to make a freeman envious.
He lives a life of luxury complete with a £500 iPhone 6, a 50in TV, top of the range footwear which includes £115 Gucci flip flops and when he wants to retire for the night, he has the soft cosy feel of Egyptian cotton sheets.
And if all these is not enough, he has access to social media where he makes posts boasting about his luxury lifestyle despite prisoners being banned from social media.
On Snapchat, he posted a picture of his television and wrote: ‘A bit of X Factor in bed why not.’ And on Facebook he said: ‘Santa has been to see mr t. loads of new clothes n foot where’ (sic). This is not his first time on the inside, he was jailed for a similar crime in 2011.
His behaviour has been criticised by Manchester MP Graham Stringer, who called for an inquiry.
Mr Stringer said: ‘My major concern is he is using the internet and posting things and that would allow him to threaten or abuse people.
‘He shouldn’t have access to the internet in that way. At the very minimum he is boasting about the luxury of his situation which many people will find offensive.’
A prison service spokesman has since confirmed Tevlin has been stripped of his privileges and could even face extra time added to his sentence – although it remained unclear exactly how much of his haul of luxuries was held with the knowledge of the prison staff.
Facebook has also removed his profile.