A former call centre worker who made almost 12,000 indecent pictures of children has made his first appearance at court.
Martyn Butcher, 29, of Abbotsford Road, Marton, pleaded guilty to three charges of making indecent photographs of children, some at the highest level of indecency.
He also admitted two charges of possessing indecent pictures of children.
Malcolm Isherwood, prosecuting, said that some images were of the highest level of indecency and asked that Butcher be sentenced at crown court.
Butcher was bailed to appear at Preston Crown Court on April 16 by District Judge Jeff Brailsford sitting at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court. He must not have an contact with under-16s.