3ft burglar racks up 100,000 Instagram followers within 24 hours of prison release


Aiden Henry became'Instagram-famous' in prison

FAME: Aiden Henry became ‘Insta-famous’ while serving time for burglary (Pic: NEWS DOG MEDIA)

Aiden Henry, dubbed Britain’s Smallest Prisoner, was released on Friday after being banged up for 32 months for burglary of a property in Rugby, Warwickshire.

The 24-year-old lag became an online sensation while behind bars after stunts filmed on an illegal mobile phone went viral.

Some clips showed the miniature prisoner boasting about his muscles and grinding suggestively, with his accounts littered with topless selfies from inside his cell.

His social media accounts were repeatedly reported and shut down by prison officials who said his antics “would not be tolerated”.

Aiden Henry's short stature earned him many fans

POPULAR: Aiden Henry’s short stature earned him the nickname ‘Likkleman’ by fans (Pic: NEWS DOG MEDIA)

Instagram account passed 100,000 within 24 hours

INSTA-FAME: Henry’s Instagram account passed 100,000 followers within 24 hours (Pic: NEWS DOG MEDIA)

“I’m just trying to live a better life and my videos have given me a chance to do something good”

Aiden Henry

Henry’s posts drew the admiration of famous faces like Lethal Bizzle, Stormzy and Billy Joe Saunders, who all encouraged his stunts and praised him online.

Following his release from jail on March 22, the pint-size convict, nicknamed “Likkleman” by his fans – is hoping to have a career as a social media star, and already has a number of sponsorship deals lined up.

He has also employed a management team to help him stay on top of his Instagram (@likklemangram), with his follower count currently at a staggering 158,000.

The first two videos Aiden posted as a free man have clocked up 500,000 views each.

The short convict posted videos from his cell

ILLEGAL: The short convict began posting videos from inside his prison cell (Pic: NEWS DOG MEDIA)

While Henry admits that he has his time behind bars to thank for his new-found celeb status, he has expressed remorse for his past crimes.

He said: “ I know people might not like what I’m doing but everyone deserves a second chance.”

He added: “I regret all my mistakes and I’m sorry for all the things I’ve done before.

“But now, I’m just trying to live a better life and my videos have given me a chance to do something good.

The convict's Instagram accounts were shut down

SHUTDOWN: The convict’s previous Instagram accounts were shut down by prison bosses (Pic: NEWS DOG MEDIA)

Aiden Henry's stunts attracted many famous fans

FAN BASE: Henry’s social media antics attracted many famous faces to his page (Pic: NEWS DOG MEDIA)

“I’m not glad I went to prison – it’s not the lifestyle I want and it’s not who I want to be in life.

”But I am glad that prison made me famous. I appreciate all the love people have shown me and their support for my videos.”

Speaking on his future plans, Henry said: “I don’t want to go back to prison, I’m done with all that.

“All I want to do is get on with my life and look after my family.”


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