February 2015

Vile images of children were saved on computer

A CHANDLER’S Ford man has been put on a sex offenders’ treatment programme after being found with hundreds of vile photos of young children.

Martin Murrell, 55, was arrested after police, armed with a search warrant, made an early swoop on his home in Northdene Road.

Southampton Crown Court heard they found about 1,150 images involving children aged between one and 14 on a computer tower unit.

Murrell pleaded guilty to six charges of making indecent images.

He also received an eight-month suspended sentence and 24 months’ supervision.