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Fat Freddie busted with prison porn stash

Crime DeskBy Karl Doyle
Fat Freddie Thompson
Fat Freddie Thompson

Gangster ‘Fat’ Freddie Thompson has been busted in jail carrying a USB stick with a ‘porn stash’ on it, according to today's Irish Daily Star.

The mobster’s privileges have been revoked following the filthy find, and it is believed he reacted incredulously to the raid, shouting: “Ah come on! It’s only porn!”

Thompson still has seven months of a 20-month jail sentence to serve, after he was convicted of attacking a man with a bottle in a vicious fight at a bar after a funeral.

His assault was captured on CCTV.

It is understood Thompson has now been moved to the C Wing of Midlands prison – which has a segregation unit – from the much more relaxed D Wing.

The D Wing gives inmates privileges such as video game time and extra phone calls, but Thompson has had these prison perks revoked after being discovered with the contraband USB stick ¬- and won’t regain them until prison authorities are satisfied he has displayed ‘sufficient good behaviour’.

Dirty content was found on a USB key

What is more concerning for the authorities is the fact that USB is only of use if a prisoner has a mode at his disposal to view the images – such as a laptop computer. It could also be used to transport information into the prison, as well as out.

Thompson refused to divulge how the data stick came into his possession.

He had also previously been caught with a mobile phone in prison before – and new figures confirm that almost 100 phones had been found in our prisons in the first month of 2015.

Authorities regard this as a very worrying development, as they fear criminal operations are being orchestrated from behind bars.