A serial burglar who taunted police with abusive Fb posts whereas he was on the run has been jailed for 11 years.
Levi Hilden, 36, posted a string of messages and photos on Fb boasting of his life on the run after Suffolk police introduced they have been searching him.
He repeatedly referred to at least one officer as Sgt P***ok and even posed half bare exterior a police station displaying off a tattoo of his title on his again.
Hilden additionally posted movies and photos of himself with medication and tucking into restaurant meals and takeaways whereas bragging that police couldn’t catch him.
Levi Hilden, 36, of Ipswich, Suffolk, who taunted police with abusive Fb posts whereas he was on the run has been jailed for 11 years
However he had his smile wiped off his face when he was arrested in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, every week after police revealed he was needed.
Hilden of Ipswich, Suffolk, has now been jailed for offences together with the housebreaking of his aunt’s dwelling whereas was at her son’s funeral.
Ipswich Crown Court docket heard how he had stolen items and possessions price round £50,000 in a 12 months lengthy spree of burglaries and the theft of a jeweller.
One Fb video confirmed him holding up a bag of hashish in a automotive, and saying: ‘Hey Sgt P***ok* rise up there you f***ing w****er. Go and f**ok your self.’
One other confirmed him bare-chested, saying: ‘Do you assume my pecs look good* that is a lifetime of operating.
He repeatedly referred to at least one officer as Sgt P***ok and even posed half bare exterior a police station displaying off a tattoo of his title on his again
‘Are you aware what else I used to be questioning? I used to be questioning how shut the bacon can get to me. Sgt P***ok, how shut can the bacon get to a person on the run?. I am going to present ya.’
The video then zoomed in on a pan of grilled bacon as Hilden mentioned: ‘This f***king shut. It is as shut as I wish to be to a little bit of bacon. Anyway P***ok, so long.’
A 3rd video had him in a Chinese language restaurant, saying: ‘That is for Mr P***ok. You already know who you’re. Effectively anyway, I am in China now. You’ll be able to inform by the décor.’
An accompanying image of his Chinese language meals, was captioned: ‘For Sgt P***ok. Only a begin wt u having other than stress’ adopted by emojis of a laughing face and a police officer.
In one other video he went on: ‘How are we Sgt P***ok? I believed I’d let you recognize that I’m residing the dream. One other day, one other greenback. Goodbye, you p***ok.’
Hilden’s Fb web page additionally confirmed his face superimposed on an image of a police officer in a toy police automotive and together with his face over movie character Forrest Gump operating with the caption: ‘Sgt P***ok is after my Jenny.’
A selfie of Hilden was captioned ‘Sgt P***ok give it arrest’ with extra laughing emojis whereas an image of his steak and chips meal, had the message: ‘Marvel what number of extra meals like this I am going to have?’.
Hilden posted his bragging messages whereas he was on the run for every week in January final 12 months after Suffolk Police revealed he was needed for a string of crimes.
The courtroom heard how Hilden smashed down the again door of his aunt’s home as a result of he knew it might be empty when she was at her son’s at his funeral on New Yr’s Eve, 2018.
He brought about ‘a substantial quantity of harm’ earlier than stealing ornaments, watches and jewelry price £8,600 from the property in Kirton close to Felixstowe, Suffolk.
Villagers informed police that that they had seen a silver Volkswagen Beetle leaving the scene and officers later pursued the automotive.
Stuart Bocock (proper) who was an confederate of Levi Hilden (left) in a few of his crimes
However at one stage the police automotive was reversed into by the VW and officers ultimately overpassed the car, mentioned prosecutor David Wilson.
Hilden’s aunt mentioned in a sufferer influence assertion that the influence of the housebreaking had been ‘devastating’.
He admitted housebreaking, theft, conspiracy to rob, conspiracy to burgle and threatening one other with an offensive weapon.
Decide Emma Peters described the housebreaking of his aunt’s dwelling as ‘merciless, nasty and depraved’ earlier than jailing him for a complete of 11 years.
She informed him: ‘Mr Hilden, it is a year-long spate of serious criminality, not simply dishonesty, however dishonesty that has had a horrible impact on various individuals.
Hilden posted his bragging messages whereas he was on the run for every week in January final 12 months after Suffolk Police revealed he was needed for a string of crimes
‘Individuals who have had their lives modified for a while by your incapability to remain on the correct aspect of the regulation.’
Hilden who has 28 earlier convictions for 83 offences since 2002, additionally snatched bracelets and gold chains from Boreham Christopher jewellers in Ipswich on July 15, 2019.
CCTV photos confirmed him taking the gadgets price £5,326 when the jeweller who knew him was in the back of the store.
Hilden and confederate Stuart Bocock, 30, additionally focused a Boots department in Sudbury, Suffolk, on December 13, 2019.
The pair who have been carrying ski masks used a sledgehammer to smash glass in the principle door earlier than stealing items together with fragrance and aftershave, price £11,500.
Hilden threatened a member of the general public with a steel pipe when he was requested what they have been doing as they fled with their haul.
Levi Hilden was pictured tucking into fish and chips to taunt police whereas he was a needed man
5 days later a jeweller in Sudbury was loading inventory into the boot of his automotive when Bocock threatened him with an axe and ordered him at hand over jewelry.
Hilden put his palms across the neck of the proprietor’s spouse earlier than he and Bocock escaped with inventory price £25,000 in addition to cellphones and a purse.
The 2 males additionally stole £3,000 together with charity crash from a secure in a housebreaking on the Nethergate Brewery in Lengthy Melford, Suffolk, on January 8 final 12 months.
On the identical evening, they smashed their manner right into a café and stole a number of hundred kilos in money.
Steven Dyble, defending, mentioned Hilden had numerous psychological well being points which stemmed from a troublesome upbringing.
Bocock of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, was jailed for eight years at Ipswich Crown Court docket final November after he admitted theft and housebreaking.
A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman mentioned: ‘Levi Hilden could have been on the run, however he might by no means evade justice eternally.
‘By means of persistence and willpower the regulation lastly caught up with him and it’s gratifying to see justice take its course and we hope this conviction can also be of some consolation to the victims he brought about a lot misery and upset to.’
Det Sgt Paul Cappleman from Bury St Edmunds CID added: ‘Hilden was a person who brought about quite a lot of misery and upset and he confirmed little concern for the influence his actions had on the victims.
‘Such acts of theft and housebreaking are extraordinarily intrusive crimes and would have been extraordinarily scary to have skilled. A sentence like this acts as a deterrent to different can be burglars that the courts take this sort of offending very critically.’