A 69-year-old north Norfolk man has been sentenced to eight months in prison after police found more than 5,600 indecent images and movies of children - one of the largest discoveries in Norfolk - on his laptop.

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Christopher Robin Sibellas, of Hillingdon Park, Overstrand, pleaded guilty to four counts of making and possessing indecent images of children. The offences were committed in the North Walsham area between 2006 and 2012. 

DC Mark Randall, who led the investigation, said: “The constabulary is committed to bringing such offenders to justice and has a dedicated team of investigators who deal with crimes involving children. 

“We hope this case sends out a strong message to those intent on possessing such images.

“We should remember that behind every image there is a victim of abuse.”

Sibellas appeared at Norwich Crown Court where, as well as the jail term, he was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register for 10 years.

And he was also given a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) for five years.

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