A 50-year-old Biggleswade man downloaded  over a thousand indecent images of children on to his computer.

The man  was arrested in May last year when police raided his home and seized his laptop.

Prosecutor Graham Smith told Luton crown court Thursday 18th December: “Information was received and a warrant was executed at his address.”

1,130 images were discovered. 1,102 were in Category C, the least serious of the three categories. The remaining images were split between Category A and B.

The man pleaded guilty to making (downloading) indecent photographs of a child on or before 21 May 2013.

Stuart Sprawson, defending, asked for sentence to be adjourned for a probation report. He said it was agreed with the prosecution that most of the images were in the lowest category.

His client was aware that he must sign the Sex Offender Register and that a current condition of his bail is that he should have no access to anyone under 18, said Mr Sprawson.

Judge Stuart Bridge adjourned sentence to the week beginning 2 February. He told the defendant he must also abide by an extra condition of co-operating with the probation officer who will draw up his report.

He told him: “All sentencing options remain open.”