Police raid finds man had indecent images of children on phone

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A man has admitted possessing indecent images of children on his mobile phone after the device was seized in a police raid. 

Examination of the handset belonging to Mark Ross, 61, of Whitehouse Court in Hellesdon, found it contained six images, including one picture in the most serious category A that was of a girl estimated to be aged between 13 and 16.

Norwich Crown Court heard police had visited his home on February 26 last year following a tip off from the National Crime Agency.

He pleaded guilty to possessing the images at a previous hearing on January 4.

The court was told the raid had predated his sentencing for previous similar charges.

Gavin Cowe, mitigating, said Ross had been found with a low number of images compared to other cases and there was no suggestion of further offending since his arrest. 

Judge Anthony Bate imposed a rehabilitation order concurrent with one Ross was given for his previous offences. He was also ordered him to complete an Horizon community sex offenders programme.