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A 40-year-old man from Nottingham has been jailed for 18 months for making and possessing indecent images of children.
Ntinos Mikellides, of Carlton Heights, who was training to be a primary school teacher, pleaded guilty to nine offences of making indecent photographs and films of children, and three counts of possessing indecent photographs of children.
When police entered Mikellides' home in Mill Lane, Lincoln, they found him in his bedroom with a computer that was downloading indecent images of children at the time.
Investigators seized and examined Mikellides’ hard drive and found a total of 94,438 indecent images of children had been accessible. The images had been categorised by the names of children, their nationalities, and their activities.
The offences took place in Lincoln.
– DS Vicky Midgeley, of Lincolnshire Police’s Internet Child Abuse Team
I am incredibly pleased with the sentence handed to Mikellides, which reflects the seriousness of his crimes.
The amount and range of images he had on his computer and available to him was both horrifying and astounding. He claimed in interview that he essentially stumbled across these sites while looking for sexually explicit content but it was clear from his continued use of them that he got sexual gratification from them.
Former West Bromwich Albion, Notts County and Hereford United footballer Delroy Facey has appeared in court charged with being involved in a match-fixing conspiracy.
He is accused of conspiring with four other men to commit fraud by way of bribery between November 1 and 27 2013.
Facey was not required to enter a plea during the two-minute hearing at Cannock Magistrates' Court in Staffordshire. The 34-year-old has been bailed to appear at Birmingham Crown Court on September 19.
The Royal British Legion has opened one of 16 'Pop In' advice and information centres on New Street in Birmingham.
A new badger vaccination scheme has been announced as part of efforts to eradicate bovine TB in England.
Rural Affairs Secretary Elizabeth Truss launched the new Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme (BEVS) as part of the Government’s strategy to make England bovine TB-free by 2038.
The scheme will support badger vaccination projects in the middle of the country such as Cheshire, Oxfordshire and Hampshire, which are most at risk from the disease spreading from areas such as the South West and West Midlands.
A woman riding a white 125cc Yamaha moped has been left with serious head injuries after a crash with a Ford Transit van in Chesterfield.
It happened at 4:25pm yesterday at the junction of Tom Lane and Staveley Road in Duckmanton.
The 40-year-old rider was airlifted to hospital. The van driver was unharmed.
Police are appealing for witnesses.
Police searching for a 70-year-old Northampton woman who has disappeared say they are growing increasingly concerned for her welfare.
Susan Brown was last seen on Northampton’s Market Square at about 5.30pm on Monday night.
Despite an intensive police search, she has still not been found.
It is believed Mrs Brown is currently suffering from ill health and may appear to be confused.
She is 5ft 6in and has white hair. When she was last seen she was wearing a blue denim jacket and green tracksuit bottoms with a white stripe down the side.
A motorcyclist has died a week after a crash with a BMW 120 in Bordesley Green.
It happened on 22 August at the junction with Imperial Road at 4.30pm.
The 29-year-old motorcycist was taken to hospital with a head injury and died a week later.
The woman driver of the BMW has been voluntarily interviewed by police.