Thursday, January 16, 2020

Murderer who stabbed teen to death brags about easy prison life on Facebook

A convicted killer sentenced to 14 years for stabbing a teenager to death has bragged about his easy time in prison on Facebook .

Callum Plaats was jailed last April for the manslaughter of 17-year-old Tavis Spencer-Aitkens in Ipswich, Suffolk.

He was told he must serve half the term and the rest on licence.

Plaats, 23 at the time, was able to post a photo of himself boasting "Five years left lightwork" on the social network while behind bars.

Mr Spencer-Aitkens, 17, died in June 2018 after being hit over the head with a glass bottle and stabbed 15 times.

Tom Hunt, Conservative MP for Ipswich, slammed the lag and called it "appalling" and is now raising social media use in prisons in Parliament.

He said: "Appalled by this.

"One of those involved in the brutal murder of Tavis Spencer-Aitkens and sentenced to 14 years for manslaughter brazenly posting on Facebook about his early release and how easy life is inside.

"This is wrong on so many levels and will undoubtedly cause a great deal of upset for Tavis's loved ones."

"Those found guilty of serious crimes should have zero access to social media and surely all their social media accounts must be closed down before they enter prison".