A 39-year-old man has pleaded guilty to making almost 170,000 child abuse images over a five and a half year period.

Keith Sayer, whose listed address is Lewes Prison in Essex, admitted making 8,376 category A, 8,376 category B and 152,073 category C images in Basingstoke.

The offences took place between September 17, 2014 and March 3, 2020.

Additionally, he pleaded guilty to possessing six paedophile manuals.

Sayer has been remanded into custody until August 13, where he will be sentenced at Winchester Crown Court.

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