A CIRENCESTER man aged in his 80s has pleaded guilty to a shocking offence.

Philip Overbury, aged 83, of Pheasant Way, Cirencester, has admitted possessing indecent images of children - some of which were at the most serious level.

Overbury admitted possessing 43 category A images (the most serious category), 28 category B images and 39 at category C over a 10 year period.

The offences took place between March 28, 2013, and April 21, 2023.

He also pleaded guilty to possessing two category B images and 13 category C images between October 22, 2022, and April 22, 2023.

The offences all took place in Cirencester.

Overbury indicated guilty pleas to all five charges at a hearing on June 11 when the case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report.

He will be sentenced tomorrow, Friday, at Cheltenham Magistrates Court.