THE dad of hit-and-run victim Violet-Grace Youens says he is “disgusted” after the man who mowed her down three years ago posted pictures from inside jail.

On Friday, March 24 2017, four-year-old Violet-Grace was with her nan Angela French when they were hit by a speeding, stolen car travelling at 83mph on Prescot Road.

Angela suffered life changing injuries and Violet died in the arms of her parents the next day, Saturday, March 25 2017.

After fleeing the country immediately following the crash, the driver Aidan McAteer returned to the UK and faced court.

He is currently serving nine years in prison for causing death by dangerous driving.

McAteer will serve half of this behind bars and half on licence.

Despite being behind bars, the 26-year-old has been caught using social media from prison via an illegal mobile phone.

The Instagram posts, which have now been removed as authorities took down his social media page, said: “my life been a rollercoaster” adding “am on my way home” before referring to prison as a “s*** hole”.

This is the second time McAteer has been caught with a phone in prison after posting about his birthday in August 2017. For that he was given just an additional 10 days on top of his sentence.

Now Violet’s dad Glenn Youens is pushing for Justice Secretary Robert Buckland to impose a heavier sentence on McAteer.

Glenn, 32, said: “When we saw his posts we were disgusted. That person has no remorse whatsoever for the devastation he has caused us. He might be on his way home, but Violet can never come home because of him.

“The last time it was a post about his birthday on an illegal phone days before my wife’s 30th birthday and the first one without Violet. He got 10 days for that.

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Aidan McAteer

“This time we find this days before Violet’s third anniversary and Mother’s Day.

“This will never go away for us, ever. Violet is gone and he keeps breaking the law, even in prison.

“It states on the CPS website that the maximum penalty on conviction for possession of a mobile phone is two years’ imprisonment or a fine or both.

“I know he won’t get two years, but he deserves more time than just 10 additional days to show him that he cannot continue to break the law. Prison is there to teach criminals a lesson, but the only ones who suffer are the families of victims as the justice system sides with the offenders.

“Our justice system needs to make an example of him this time. “

A Prison Service spokesperson said: “A mobile phone has been confiscated and a social media account has been taken down. We will seek to punish those responsible. Our x-ray scanners and phone blocking technology are making it harder for criminals to smuggle phones into jails.”