A Melksham man is to be placed on the sex offenders’ register after pleading guilty to having pornographic films involving children.

Robert Jones, 52, of Forest Road, had stored 20 movies and pictures of children, three quarters of whom were aged under 13.

Police, acting on information from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre, seized a laptop and desktop computer from Jones’ address on October 24, 2012.

And after investigation, they uncovered the images, two of which were the most extreme level, dating from nine months before up to the previous day.

Jones must return to North West Wiltshire Magistrates’ Court in Chippenham for sentencing on Thursday, April 17.