A JAILED crime lord has won compensation after his £1,500 Christian Louboutin trainers were lost.
Gangster Meikel Dixon-Nash, serving 20 years for a machine gun trafficking plot, was sent the spiky blue footwear but never received them.
They vanished with a £250 pair of golden Nike Air Max 97 trainers sent to him at HMP Swaleside in Kent.
Dixon-Nash, 30, claimed more than £4,500 — including for the time he was “deprived” of wearing his blingy shoes.
But judge Caroline Wilkinson, at Central London county court, awarded him £144 for the Louboutins and £95 for the Nikes as he could not prove they were new.
The case is thought to have cost taxpayers thousands.
Judge Wilkinson said: "He said he had to work out how to bring his claim and spent a number of hours in the prison library working.”
“I accept that he did own a pair of Christian Louboutin trainers and that he owned these trainers at the time they were sent into the prison. unfortunately not returned to him.
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“He is therefore liable to be compensated for the loss of value to him of those trainers.”
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