Havant man charged over child porn

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A man has appeared in court facing 15 charges of possessing child pornography.

David Sibthorp is alleged to have had the images at his home in Havant.

The 51-year-old is also charged with three counts of possessing extreme pornography.

Sibthorp, of Bedford Close, Havant, is alleged to have had more than 200 extreme photos and seven films of extreme pornography.

He did not enter any pleas to the 18 charges when he appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court.

The magistrates ruled that the charges were so serious they should be heard at the crown court.

The offences are said to have taken place between December 2005 and July this year.

Sibthorp was released on bail to appear at Portsmouth Crown Court in February.