Southsea pervert admits having more than 11,000 child abuse images

A PERVERT was caught with a sickening hoard of more than 11,000 child abuse images.

Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 12:01 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 5:26 pm

Brian Hemborough, 56, of Eldon Street, Southsea, will be assessed by probation officers before he is sentenced to see if he is classed as a dangerous offender.

If so, he could face an extended prison sentence.

During a remote hearing at Portsmouth Crown Court, Hemborough admitted eight charges of making indecent images of children.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Portsmouth Crown Court. Picture: César Moreno Huerta

He admitted two charges of breaching a sexual harm prevention order by using devices not declared to police.

Hemborough admitted having category A, B and C images. A is the worst. Some were videos.

The court heard he had 9,959 images, and admitted having 1,160 at a previous hearing – making 11,119.

Read More

Read More
Jail for Kevin Lambert who bit police officer and spat at another PC in Portsmou...

The final total revealed at sentencing on June 12 may be higher as not all the charges read out during the brief court hearing listed the number of images involved.

Judge Roger Hetherington ordered a pre-sentence report and referred to a comment Hemborough made about ‘what he would do if he was not permitted to access’ images.

‘The crown would say in the circumstances an assessment of dangerousness would be required by the court,' prosecutor Matthew Lawson said.

Hemborough was remanded into custody.

A message from the Editor

Thank you for reading this story on While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our advertisers - and consequently the revenue we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription.

Subscribe to and enjoy unlimited access to local news and information online and on our app. With a digital subscription, you can read more than 5 articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content. Visit our Subscription page now to sign up.

Our journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them. By supporting us, we are able to support you in providing trusted, fact-checked content for this website.