February 2019

Indecent images were of children

A man has admitted possessing indecent images of children being sexually abused.

Thomas Nathan Hatton, of no fixed abode, appeared before Preston Crown Court.

The 26-year-old defendant pleaded guilty to possessing 54 images deemed category A – which are regarded the most serious in law – over a period between September 2014 and March 2017.

He also admits having 44 category B images during the same period. In a further charge he admits possession of 486 images that were deemed category C.

Over the same period he admits making – downloading – two other category A pseudo images. He is now due to appear before Preston Crown Court on February 25.