January 2018

Man jailed for possession of 4,000 indecent child images

A man from Bedford has been jailed for two years for possession of more than 4,000 indecent images of children.

Gabriel May, 33, was found guilty of keeping images ranging from the most serious Category A to Category C, including prohibited images and extreme pornography.

Officers found the images during an unannounced house visit. He was arrested and all devices were seized.

May was already listed on the Sex Offenders Register after serving a two year custodial sentence back in 2014.

Investigating Officer Nikki Penniston-Kordek said: “The images that myself and my colleagues had to investigate into were utterly repulsive, with more than 1,500 of them being graded as Category A.

“We are pleased that May has received a custodial sentence for his actions and hope this sends a strong message to others who seek to abuse children in this way.”