– District Judge Howard Riddle
These images go some way beyond what is legal in this country. These images are very unusual indeed.
The situation would be very different indeed if this involved children and similarly if there had been involvement of animals.
I sentence you on the basis that there were no obviously unwilling participants in the films.
Perhaps the greatest harm is that at least some of these images were received and sent while you were working and while you were being paid by the public to carry out a very important task on behalf of the public.
A police officer from the Diplomatic Protection Group has been spared jail after he admitted sharing extreme porn on his mobile while on duty. 37-year-old James Addison was fined £6,000 after admitting he sent pornographic videos and stills to colleagues while working at Downing Street last year.
Westminster Magistrates' Court heard how the elite police squad officer, from Rayleigh in Essex, sent other officers "disgusting and offensive" images that included bizarre sex acts.
An elite officer from Scotland Yard's Diplomatic Protection Group will be sentenced today for sharing obscene images using his mobile phone.
An investigation found that James Addison shared illegal material with other officers while on duty. His roles included guarding Downing Street.