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24 year old admits seven counts of possessing indecent images of children

A tip-off from UK police led officers here to uncover a stash of indecent images of children in a Peel man's home.

Joshua James Tweedy of Market Street appeared before Deputy High Bailiff Christopher Arrowsmith at Douglas Courthouse.

The 24 year old admitted seven counts of possessing indecent images of children and one each of provoking behaviour and possessing a knife in public.

Prosecutor Hazel Carroon told the hearing images were spotted on instant messaging app Discord by police in the UK who traced the computer used and sent the information to Manx officers.

They raided Tweedy's home on April 24 and found a laptop, mobile phone and two gaming consoles - as well as three indecent still images and four movies of children.

Mr Arrowsmith declined jurisdiction in the case, saying it was too serious for sentencing in a summary court.

He remanded Tweedy in custody to be sentenced at a Court of General Gaol Delivery on September 18.

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