A Weymouth man made more than 7,000 indecent images of children, a court heard.

Jonathan Crook, aged 38, has been given a suspended prison sentence for the images which a court heard were made between January 1, 2009, and March 3, 2022, at his address in Weymouth.

Crook, of Frederick Place, admitted three counts of making indecent images when he appeared at Weymouth Magistrates Court on December 20, 2023. This includes 66 images of Category A - the most serious - plus 82 Category B, and 7,033 Category C.

Crook appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court on March 27 for sentencing.

Judge Robert Pawson gave Crook a 22-month jail sentence for the Category A charge, a ten-month concurrent sentence for the Category B charge, and a three-month concurrent sentence for Category C.

The sentences are to be suspended for two years meaning that Crook does not go to jail - provided he commits no further offences and complies with any requirements imposed. 

Crook has also been ordered to complete 250 unpaid work hours, 30 rehabilitation activity requirement days, 27 Horizon sessions, and been placed on the sex offender register for 10 years.