Hartlepool prisoner takes to social media to boast about life in jail

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A Hartlepool man has taken to social media to brag about his “cushty” life behind bars.

Patrick Bradley is currently doing time in HMP Northumberland in Teesside after threatening to firebomb a woman’s home.

He also threatened to drive a Jeep through the front window of a woman’s house.

He was jailed for almost four years for the crime.

But from behind bars the 23-year-old has taken to social media to talk about how great life is behind bars.

In comments made on Twitter he talks about his ‘cushty’ life poses for pictures with another criminal.

On the 28th of July he comments ‘Would be kushty if ya could order takeaways in jail ha!’

Then later states: ‘Crimewatch and a cup of tea in bed! #kushty #WhataLife

Yesterday he went back on social media to brag about hitting all the papers and saying ‘I want to be rich.. Not famous haha!’

Bradley, of Wynyard Mews, Hartlepool, was jailed for 45 months in May for demanding £1,000 from one man and making threats to firebomb a mother’s house.

He also threatened to drive a Jeep through the front window of a woman’s house.

A spokesperson for Sodexo Justice Services, who runs Northumberland Prison said: “We do not comment on individual prisoners.

“The smuggling of mobile phones is a challenge that HMP Northumberland, like other prisons, face but one that we continue to invest resources in and work hard to try and address.

“As soon as we are made aware of the possibility of the presence of a mobile phone in the possession of a prisoner immediate action is taken.

“Prisoners found to be using social networking sites can be stripped of their privileges and have time added to their sentence.”

Bradley had been handed an eight-month prison sentence just weeks before being jailed for making threats after admitting allowing his flat to be used for drug dealing by his brother Sean.

He also has previous convictions for dangerous driving, obstructing police and dishonest crimes.