Self-proclaimed 'rich kid of Instagram' fined after a hit and run crash while illegally driving

A self-proclaimed 'rich kid of Instagram' who claimed to own a £1.7m fleet of supercars has been fined £249 after he was involved in a hit and run crash while illegally driving his mother's Range Rover.

Jack Watkin, 20, had got his own slot on a TV show after claiming to own seven lavish sports cars including two Mercedes-Benzs and a Porsche - which he apparently kept in a huge garage at his home.

He also boasted that his father paid for him to enjoy £15,000 designer shopping sprees and that he frequently flew off to lavish holiday destinations on his private jet.


But the youngster was left red faced after he accidentally crashed Jo Stringfellow's Range Rover Sport whilst out buying a rail card near his home in Alderley Edge, Cheshire.

The driver of a single decker vehicle tried to speak to Watkin about the minor shunt but although the youngster was not to blame, he refused to give his details and drove off. Inquiries revealed he was not insured to drive the £70,000 car.

Watkin, who was driving within his two year 'probation period', admitted failing to stop after an accident and having no insurance and was also ordered to pay £115 in costs and surcharges at Stockport Magistrates' Court.

His driving licence was endorsed with six penalty points. His mother, 60, denies permitting Watkin to drive the car and will face a trial in November.

Watkin became a social media star in 2016 when at the age of 17 he claimed to had a car collection boasting a Rolls Royce, Bentleys, two Mercedez-Benz, a Range Rover and a Porsche.

He claimed the cars were all bought for him by his wealthy parents and said he had once splashed out £500,000 on a Bvlgari watch and that his estate agent father owned a private jet. He was selected to appear on a TV show called The Majors after he began sharing images of his lifestyle complete with the hashtags #richkidsofinstagram and #ridiculouslifestyle.



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