Man Dubbed 'Britain's Smallest Prisoner' Says He Will 'Do Good' With Instagram Fame
A convicted burglar who has been referred to as 'Britain's smallest prisoner' has vowed to put his Instagram fame to good use.
Known as 'Likkleman', Aiden Henry gained over 100,000 Instagram followers in just 24 hours, after being released from prison.
During his time inside, he became an online sensation as the result of videos filmed on a banned mobile phone, with the likes of Lethal Bizzle and Stormzy amongst his famous fans. Although his Instagram accounts kept getting banned, he continued to rack up fans each time he made a new one.
He's now expecting to enjoy a career as a social media personality, having already lined up sponsorship deals, got himself a management team on the go and 158,000 Instagram followers so far.
Aiden was jailed for 32 months for burglary of a property in Rugby, Warwickshire. He admits that he has prison to thanks for his fame, but explains he is remorseful for his past crimes.
The London born 24-year old said: "Prison made me famous. The first day I was released, I got 100,00 followers on Instagram, had celebrities following me and was getting bare sponsorship deals. It's mad and overwhelming!
"But I am remorseful for my past crimes. I know people might not like what I'm doing but everyone deserves a second chance.
"Nobody's perfect, everyone's done wrong. 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.
"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. Big them up!
"I've got exciting projects ahead - 2019 is going to be Likkleman's year!"
Clips of the inmate circulated online as the public were given an insight into what life inside is like - Aiden was filmed diving into a bin bag filled with icy water held by his laughing cellmates, walking like a dog and posing topless.
Aiden explains: "The videos just sort of happened in jail. I've always been funny and I come out of my shell when there's a camera on me.
"I had an iPhone so my friend that I suggested make some videos and get them out there through a link in jail.
"Initially, I had no idea that my videos were making me famous on the outside. When I found out, I couldn't believe it! It was mad. I was so excited! I wanted to come home.
"There were tough times in prison but I got through it. The videos kept me occupied."
Authorities might not be too keen on how he achieved his fame, but surely we can all find something to celebrate in someone trying to turn their life around. Good luck, Aidan.
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