A Waterside man has been warned he faces a prison sentence after admitting 17 charges relating to more than 4,000 sordid still and moving images of children.

Judge Peter Henry told David Inkley, who pleaded guilty to charges of making, possessing and distributing indecent images: “A custodial sentence is almost inevitable.”

Inkley, 59, of Wheelers Walk, Blackfield, was bailed for sentence at Southampton Crown Court on February 17.