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Macclesfield Express - - LIGHTNING SPECIAL -

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.

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