A MAN has admitted possessing thousands of sexually explicit images of children.
Leslie Thomas Etherington, 60, of Barracks Square, Macclesfield, admitted one charge of possessing indecent photographs of a child, three charges of making indecent photographs of a child, and one charge of possession of an extreme pornographic image.
A total of 2,277 images were found, including 248 category A photographs, 454 category B and 1,575 category C.
The offences took place between 2002 and 2015.
He will be sentenced at Chester Crown Court on July 1.