A row between a thief and his mum went viral after appearing on a weekly newspaper’s Facebook page.
Charlie Cooper was convicted by Canterbury Magistrates of stealing £1,500 of sentimental jewellery from a woman’s house to fund his drink and drugs habit.
The 20-year-old cleaner messaged the Herne Bay Gazette to say the paper had breached his “human rights” by publishing a picture of him outside the court in a report on the case.
But Cooper was left red-faced after the outburst prompted a ticking off from his mum Teresa.
Cooper messaged the paper saying: “I know what I did was wrong but you didnt ask me if you could take a picture and put it in the papers, I know the public have a right to know but.i have my human rights, and now they have been breached, thanks guys well done.” (SIC)
But his straight-talking mum was unmoved, telling him: “They don’t need your permission to take your picture if the courts have given them permission to be there to do so.”
Cooper replied: “They do, I dont want my picture taken. End of.”
Teresa then responded: “IT DONE NOW. THAT LADY DIDNT WANT HER JEWLERY TAKING BUT YOU DID IT ANYWAY, END OF.”
Cooper also faced a wave of criticism from the Gazette’s Facebook friends for claiming his human rights had been breached.
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