May 2018

Pervert caught with 200,000 indecent images of very young children

A paedophile collected 200,000 child sexual abuse images which included the sexual torture of two-year-olds, a court heard.

Phillip Pickles, 58, was arrested at home in Biggleswade, Beds, on 26 April last year after police received a tip-off about his sickening collection

On three hard drives police discovered 4,709 images of the very worst kind, including 490 videos showing children as young as two months old, Inner London crown court heard.

The images, which were gathered over 14 years, involved babies and very young children