June 2017

Retired plumber spared jail over indecent images

A retired plumbing engineer has been spared jail over having thousands of images of children on a computer disk.

Gary Woodward, 62, of Lowmoor Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, pleaded guilty to three charges of making indecent photos of children in all three categories – from the most serious to the lowest level. 

Nottingham Crown Court heard he had a total of 3,700 videos and still images.

He also admitted possessing prohibited images of a child and an extreme pornographic image.

Recorder Nicholas Syfret QC imposed a total sentence of 16 months in prison, suspended for two years, and a Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

And he ordered that Woodward complete 25 days of a rehabilitation activity requirement through probation.