Widnes man jailed after posing with stolen motorbikes
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A man from Widnes who uploaded images of himself posing on stolen motorbikes has been jailed.
Between July 2021 and January 2022, Dean Hall posted a number of images on his Instagram account which showed him sitting on three motorcycles which had all been stolen from homes in the Runcorn area.
The bikes, a Ducati, a Triumph Speed and a Sym Scooter, were valued at more than £25,000.
After attributing the account to Hall the 26-year-old was arrested at his home on Albert Road, Widnes, on Friday 28 January.
He was subsequently charged with theft of a motor vehicle and two counts of handling stolen goods.
Hall appeared at Warrington Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 16 February where he was jailed for 52 weeks after pleading guilty to all of the charges.
Following the sentencing, Detective Constable Daryl Gavin said: “Hall was well aware that the bikes were stolen, but despite this he brazenly, or stupidly, posted a number of images online posing with them like trophies and believing that he was above the law.
“However, his actions clearly backfired when officers traced the account to him he was left with no option but to admit his role and plead guilty to all of the charges.”